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NFL denies Cowboys’ request to wear decal honoring fallen Dallas officers

The NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear a decal on their helmets during the season that would have paid tribute to the five police officers killed last month in an ambush.

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The team had been wearing a decal with the words “Arm in Arm” since the first day of training camp this summer. Dallas police Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings paid the team a visit on that day, according to Fox 4 News.


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The NFL’s strict rules on uniforms forced the league to deny the Cowboys’ request to wear the decal for the upcoming season.

Dallas police said it appreciated the Cowboys’ support.

“Their concern for the families of our fallen officers, the Dallas Police Department, and the City of Dallas is what matters most, and we know that support will continue for the immediate and long term future,” the department said in a statement.


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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and tight end Jason Witten, who created the decal, said they were disappointed with the league’s decision but said they believed the stickers already served its purpose.

The Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation told TMZ they were “extremely upset” over the NFL’s decision.

“The NFL had an opportunity to be leaders and advocates for change in law enforcement,” Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the foundation, told the website. “”These are our friends and our loved ones … it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us.”

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While I agree it appears there is a double standard coming from the NFL towards the Cowboys, this may just be a uniform issue.  The league does have a strict dress code.  Fines are issued every week for players violating the dress code.  But…the league doesn’t have an issue with the pink and camo for other causes.  It would be nice if they could let the boys in blue get some support with all the bull-fertilizer they have been through these past few years.

Dallas will kick-off its preseason schedule against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.

 

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The Cowboys’ Greg Hardy Experiment Has Gone Awry

After Hardy shoved a coach in Sunday’s loss to the Giants, Jerry Jones backed the embattled defensive end and the locker room tried to ignore the ugly truth: Big D now stands for Dysfunction

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy.
As a refresher, Hardy was convicted last July of assaulting and threatening to kill his former girlfriend. Hardy dragged her by the hair from room to room, threw her on a futon covered in rifles and clasped his hands around her neck. Those are the details that Hardy’s first wave of enablers, those blind to his conviction, tend to forget or at least compartmentalize. They point to Hardy’s appeal for a jury trial, automatically granted in North Carolina, and claim that because Hardy’s ex-girlfriend failed to show that makes Hardy innocent. It does not.Fast-forward to this season, in which Hardy, gifted an $11.3 million contact by Jerry Jones who clearly believes in talent over trouble, has perfected his bad boy role to a T. And no one with any authority seems to give a damn.

The last player out of the shower in the visitors’ locker room was Greg Hardy, red-eyed and indignant a good 45 minutes after the Cowboys’ 27-20 loss to the Giants.

Still dripping wet in front of his locker, the combustible defensive end turned to face a group of reporters and proceeded to cut off every question with the same sharp, dismissive response: “No comment. Next question.” There was a brief pause after six such exchanges, and that was his cue to end the interview with the most insincere of salutations.

“Thank you guys for coming,” Hardy said. “I appreciate you all very much.”

This is the player who moments earlier had been described by owner Jerry Jones as “one of the real leaders on the team,” which hardly makes any sense. Is a real leader someone who misses the first four games, having been suspended by the NFL for a domestic violence incident in which he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and threw her on a futon covered with semi-automatic rifles? Is a real leader someone who inserts himself into the special-teams huddle on the field, yelling and pushing around coaches and teammates after the Giants score a 100-yard touchdown on a kickoff?

“That’s the kind of thing that inspires a football team,” Jones said of Hardy’s outburst, though it never had that effect. Hardy’s antics continued on the sideline, where he got into a heated exchange with injured receiver Dez Bryant. A few minutes later, the special-teams unit committed another miscue, muffing a punt that sealed the win for the Giants. Jones later admitted that he hadn’t actually seen Hardy’s fit.

This sequence of events pretty much sums up where the 2015 Cowboys are at after seven weeks: They’ve lost control of their season, and with two of their biggest leaders sidelined by injuries, no one seems to have any answers.

Given his history of violence, and his arrogance for appearing in a recent rap video with strippers and talking about having “guns blazing” in his return to the football field, Hardy has no reservoir of goodwill. One video of Sunday’s on-field scuffle appears to show Hardy aggressively slapping at the clipboard in special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia’s hand, prompting the coach to push back and a scuffle to ensue.

Hardy got in the coach’s face, and then had to be steered to the sideline by teammates. Acceptable behavior? The makeup of a leader?

Safety Danny McCray, who was in the special-teams huddle, hesitated before answering.

“Uh, I guess we’ll have to figure that out on Wednesday,” he said. “See what Coach Rich says about it.”

Trying to hold their season together, the Cowboys can’t bear any more questions.

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How the Eagles can replace LeSean McCoy

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The Eagles will have to replace LeSean McCoy, but they don’t necessarily need to do so with one player.

After Chip Kelly and Co. made the stunning move of agreeing to ship McCoy to the Bills on Tuesday, the Eagles have a vacancy at running back. McCoy’s 626 carries over the last two years are the most of any running back during that time frame, so his workload won’t be easy to shift.

But the Eagles already have Chris Polk and Darren Sproles in place, and both are capable of spelling a full-time back in certain roles at the very least (Polk in short yardage, Sproles in the passing game). Freed of McCoy’s projected $11.25 million cap hit, the Eagles can find an alternative in free agency, the draft or both.

Here are nine possible routes the Eagles could go to replace McCoy:

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Insider Buzz: Dez Bryant Camp Believes Cowboys Using Rumors to Drive Down Price

NFL.com has obtained an incident report thought to be tied to rumors of an alleged situation involving Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant in a Wal-Mart parking lot in 2011.

What’s the feeling in Bryant’s camp about the rumors?  How will this impact his standing with the Cowboys?

Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole deliver the latest Bryant buzz in the video above.

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Cowboys’ Dez Bryant involved in incident in Walmart parking lot in 2011: police report .
Upon further investigation, ‘it was determined that there was no offense,’ during a July 11, 2011 incident involving Dez Bryant at a Walmart.