NFL denies Cowboys’ request to wear helmet decal honoring Dallas police

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The team’s “Arm In Arm” decal honors the Dallas PD and the officers slain in July

By Pete Blackburn – Despite their best efforts, the Cowboys’ helmets will not feature a decal supporting Dallas police officers this season.

According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the NFL denied the team’s request for permission to include a decal reading “Arm In Arm” on their lids for the upcoming season. That decal, which the team has been wearing on its helmets during training camp, is in support of Dallas Police and the officers killed in July’s sniper attack.

After hearing back from the league on Wednesday, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones gave the following statement, as reported by George.
“Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams. We respect their decision,” said Jones.”There are so many wonderful, wonderful causes, the league has to be careful. If you allow one, then what do you do about every team that has a great reason to have something on their helmets?”

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