Up In Arms: Cowboys Not Allowed to Honor Officers

DALLAS -- Symbols of solidarity are very common in today`s NFL, from players wearing pink for breast cancer awareness to decals made to honor our nation`s veterans. But the NFL has decided to crack down on a helmet sticker the Dallas Cowboys had planned to show-off this season.

It`s a sticker that simply reads “Arm In Arm”. It`s meant to represent the moment Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings walked arm-in-arm with players to open training camp this year.

On Wednesday the team received word from the NFL that they won`t be allowed to wear the decal during the pre-season or regular season.

The Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation voiced their displeasure stating, "These are our friends and our loved ones...it hurts to not have the NFL fully support us."

So the only sticker you`ll see on the Cowboys helmets Saturday is their trademarked star. That's when the Cowboys take on the rams who make their official return to L.A. after being gone for two decades; close to 91,000 fans are expected to be in attendance.

For Dallas, all eyes will be on backup quarterbacks Jameill Showers and rookie 4th round pick Dak Prescott. For now, the Cowboys have opted to not bring in a veteran to replace initial backup QB Kellen Moore who was injured in training camp.

So even though it's only preseason there should be plenty to watch as the Cowboys find out if they have a suitable back-up in case good ol’ number 9 goes down again.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is assisted off the field by team medical personnel after being injured on a play against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is assisted off the field by team medical personnel after being injured on a play against the Carolina Panthers in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)