Dallas News – The Arm in Arm decal the Cowboys unveiled to open training camp won’t be on their helmets when the club opens its preseason schedule Saturday at the Los Angeles Rams.
The Cowboys heard back from the NFL on Wednesday and were told by league officials they can’t wear the decal during any preseason or regular-season games. …
Cowboys executives, players and coaches walked out onto the field for the first practice July 30 arm-in-arm Dallas Police Chief David Brown, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings and family members of the officers slain in the ambush in Dallas last month. …
“There are so many wonderful, wonderful causes, the league has to be careful,” [Cowboys executive VP Stephen] Jones said earlier in camp about the possibility of wearing the decal in games. “If you allow one, then what do you do about every team that has a great reason to have something on their helmets?”
Good point by Stephen Jones and the NFL here. I mean, imagine what will happen if the league lets the Cowboys display this symbol of people coming together in harmony and working out our differences peaceably? What’s next? Honoring the victims of terror attacks? The logos of charitable organizations? Raising awareness of some dread disease? Support for our troops?
Oh, right. You can do those things. All of them. The NFL will allow it. In fact, they encourage it. Just as long as the league is making a buck off it.
Pink arm bands and socks during Breast Cancer Awareness Month? By all means. Provided it’s officially-licensed NFL merch. Camo gear in November to honor America’s armed forces? Knock yourself out. Just make sure it can be found on NFLShop.com. Hell, the NFL will even sign off on you bringing service personnel on the field so your fans can thank them. As soon as the check from the Department of Defense’s advertising budget clears.
But a team made up of guys of different races, nationalities and backgrounds unifying behind the police and community leaders in a city that’s been torn apart by violence and death? Where’s the profit in that?
So nice try, Cowboys. But you’ll have to go back to your billion dollar stadium paid for with tax dollars and load your party bus with strippers and NFL officials. Because the league can’t afford a sticker of peace and unity unless it comes for a price.