OXNARD, Calif. — In one wave after another, Jason Witten, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant walked arm-in-arm onto the field for the start of the Cowboys’ training camp with families of the Dallas police officers killed by a gunman this month.
It was their way of paying tribute to the five fallen officers, and it left an impression on Dallas police Chief David Brown.
“This moment here is overwhelming,” Brown said in a brief news conference after the ceremony before the team’s first full practice Saturday.
“Our profession — and I’ve repeated this — hasn’t seen a lot of support from communities because of some of the problems we see in communities with police relationships. So support like this really is priceless.”
Families of four of the five officers killed in an ambush in downtown Dallas during a Black Lives Matter rally were represented, and children were among those holding hands with Dallas players. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings also was there, along with other officers and several councilmembers.
The Cowboys also unveiled a helmet decal they will wear in the preseason and possibly the regular season. It says “arm in arm” in a circle around a star meant to symbolize a mix of the Cowboys’ famous logo and the star Dallas police wear on their uniforms.
After taking the field in four waves, players and coaches formed a circle with the Dallas contingent for a moment of silence. Brown addressed the team and shouted “Dallas strong” as he wrapped up his remarks.
“I would like to say thank you to the Dallas Cowboys for lifting a city up today,” Rawlings told reporters after the brief ceremony. “Those families, those young kids — to be arm-in-arm with a quarterback, a coach or a big lineman — they’ll remember that for the rest of their lives.”
Source- Police One
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