Following the shooting after a peaceful protest Thursday evening in downtown Dallas, Cowboys players past and present took to social media to express their regret and sorrow for the senseless tragedy.
Quarterback Tony Romo, often seen on the gridiron as the embodiment of valor, paid tribute to the fallen police officers, who displayed incomprehensible valor in laying down their lives.
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.
Little did Romo and Witten know Zamarripa had a final tale of courage left.
Of course, Zamarripa was not alone.
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.
The other Crawford on the defensive line, tackle Tyrone Crawford, was as stunned as the rest of North Texas as the tragedy unfolded.
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.
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.
And as Elliott prepares for training camp, the man whose mantle he'll also carry this fall, Emmitt Smith, will be praying for Dallas.
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 as we have effectively documented since our June 2014 inception here at CowboysHQ. So, keep it right here as we track such good deeds.null