The NFL has decided to not allow the Dallas Cowboys to wear a helmet decal honoring fallen police officers.
The “Arm in Arm” decal was a red, white and blue star with the slogan above it, but the Cowboys are banned from wearing the decal during any preseason or regular-season games, according to Sports Day.
The decal’s inspiration came as a response to the massacre of five Dallas police officers in July.
“Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams. We respect their decision,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the media. (RELATED: Obama Points Finger At ‘Powerful Weapons’ For Dallas Police Attack)
The Dallas police sent out the following statement as a reaction to the news:
We appreciate the support of the Cowboys organization and its players. 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.
However, the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation was not pleased with the NFL’s decision, according to TMZ Sports. (RELATED: Clay Travis: ‘Nobody Saves More Lives For Black People Than The Police’ [VIDEO])
“These teams and players have a spotlight on them and could have helped bring awareness. If a uniform policy is keeping them from this, then why don’t they have every team wear the decals?” Sergeant Demetrick Pennie told TMZ Sports.
He also added it “hurts” to not have the NFL’s support.