Mavs + Cowboys Mourn Dallas Police Tragedy

Mavs + Cowboys Mourn Dallas Police Tragedy

Following the shooting after a peaceful "Black Lives Matter'' protest Thursday evening in downtown Dallas, Mavs and Cowboys took to social media to express their regret and sorrow for the senseless tragedy.

 

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Quarterback Tony Romo  paid tribute to the fallen police officers, who displayed incomprehensible valor in laying down their lives.

 

https://twitter.com/tonyromo/status/751433252334768128

 

The face of the Mavs, Dirk Nowitzki, expressed his sentiments, too, as did DFW's other top sporting names ...

 

https://twitter.com/swish41/status/751465893448658944

 

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https://twitter.com/JordanSpieth/status/751396654863962112

 

 

 

Romo and longtime teammate Jason Witten actually met one of the slain officers, Patrick Zamarripa, once before. And to think they were impressed just with his three tours of combat duty in Iraq.

 

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Little did Romo and Witten know Zamarripa had a final tale of courage left.

 

https://twitter.com/GerardoRAbrego/status/751466602797817857

 

Sadly, in this tragedy, Zamarripa was not alone.

 

https://twitter.com/allisonfox4news/status/751457186140688384

 

But in happier times, Patrick had his DFW sports joy. Our own Mike Fisher was part of that same Sept. 2015 get-together ...

 

https://twitter.com/PatrickEZ01/status/638916510329638916

 

As was Mavs coach Rick Carlisle ...

 

https://twitter.com/PatrickEZ01/status/639137880577708032

 

Defensive lineman Jack Crawford, a Londoner who has been with the Cowboys since 2014, expressed his sentiments that these attacks did not represent Dallas values.

 

https://twitter.com/Sack_Religious/status/751261621641633792

 

The other Crawford on the defensive line, tackle Tyrone Crawford, was as stunned as the rest of North Texas as the tragedy unfolded.

 

https://twitter.com/TCrawford98/status/751278944226123777

 

This week has been especially rough on left guard Ron Leary, a Baton Rouge native who has spent his entire career since 2012 in Dallas.

 

https://twitter.com/RonLeary75/status/751255632527831042

 

Though never having played a meaningful down for the Cowboys, rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott summarized the feelings of the nation in the aftermath of the tragedy.

 

https://twitter.com/EzekielElliott/status/751254241633705984

 

And as Elliott prepares for training camp, the man whose mantle he'll also carry this fall, Emmitt Smith, will be praying for Dallas.

 

https://twitter.com/EmmittSmith22/status/751418912554704896

 

Certainly the Cowboys as a team and as individuals will do their part to help the city of Dallas and the rest of North Texas heal as a community. Mavs exec Donnie Nelson noted that all the sports franchises have "unique'' relationships with local police forces and would continue to "Back the Blue.''

 

And Mavs owner Mark Cuban expressed the overriding feeling ...

 

https://twitter.com/mcuban/status/751293777457721344

 


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