DALLAS -- Back in July, the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas PD made headlines when they walked arm-in-arm onto the practice field to open training camp. It was the Cowboys' way to show respect for the officers who died in the ambush earlier that month.
To commemorate the moment, the team wore stickers on their helmets during camp, but the NFL eventually let the Cowboys know they would not be allowed to wear the decal in games.
On Friday, one college program is picking up where the Cowboys left off. This is the decal SMU football will wear during their nationally televised game against TCU:
Instead of the usual solid red mustang, an image of the Dallas skyline will be placed within the logo to honor the first responders who were killed on July 7th.
SMU will also offer up to four complimentary tickets to police, firefighters and paramedics. There will also be a moment of silence before the game for not only the officers who died during the ambush but for SMU officer Mark McCullers and recently slain University Park Fire Chief Bob Poynter.
Soon-to-be retired DPD Chief David Brown is scheduled to be in attendance as well.
Even though fans will be split between rooting for the Mustangs and the Horned Frogs, Friday night we'll all be cheering for the memory of those lost in service to live on.