“...they don’t want any trouble from the Leftists!” https://t.co/tK8H5P7a97— Conservative Review (@CR) August 12, 2016
Supposedly, the NFL claims it's a uniform issue.
From the Dallas Morning News:
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, executive vice president Stephen Jones said. Jones added that the Cowboys can wear the decal during training camp practices.From Conservative Review:
"Everyone has to be uniform with the league and the other 31 teams," Jones said after practice Wednesday. "We respect their decision."
Some aren’t buying the NFL’s “uniformity” reasoning, as the league has made exception to their strict policy before. Most notably, they allowed not one, but three teams — the New York Jets, Giants, and the New England Patriots — to honor the victims of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. in 2012.So the NFL permitted teams to honor the Sandy Hook victims, but honoring law enforcement officers is off limits.
Officers were gunned down in Dallas, but the NFL doesn't believe the Cowboys should be allowed to show their support for Dallas police.
The Newtown, CT helmet decal the Patriots will wear today: pic.twitter.com/qGJAxZwv— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 16, 2012
Giants helmets honoring Sandy Hook Elementary. Sources tell me Coughlin also held a moment of silence in the team mtg pic.twitter.com/KzcUZm3h— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 16, 2012