DALLAS - In times of tragedy sports can play a huge role in helping a community heal. And while most of Dallas` pro athletes are in the middle of their offseasons, plenty are still trying to make an impact through social media.
Current and former Cowboys were very active on Twitter, from Tony Romo to Troy Aikman, who both showed support for the police department.
Our community is stunned this morning. My thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen police officers and their loved ones.
— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) July 8, 2016
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) July 8, 2016
Newcomer Ezekiel Elliott simply tweeted “The violence has gotta stop”.
The violence has gotta stop
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) July 8, 2016
At Friday`s practice, the Stars took the time to raise their sticks in remembrance of those lost during Thursday night`s shootings.
Stars prospects paused development camp at noon to remember those killed, wounded in downtown Dallas. pic.twitter.com/1pMOZmljOm
— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) July 8, 2016
Dallas native Jordan Spieth expressed his sadness about the incident using the hashtag #DallasStrong.
Sad day for our city.. Prayers for the families and strength to believe this violence will stop on all fronts #DallasStrong
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) July 8, 2016
The Rangers also gave their condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of downtown Dallas.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 8, 2016
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has not only been on social media but has also backed up his Twitter fingers with action.
Dallas,we mourn those who lost their lives protecting us and stand together, united, to cherish those we live and work next to #DallasStrong
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 8, 2016
Last month in the wake of the Orlando shootings Cuban donated a million dollars to Dallas PD to help in the response to the various attacks that have occurred in Oak Lawn.
Dirk Nowitzki shared that he was still in shock with the hashtag #StopTheViolence”.
Still in shock. Saddened to hear about the tragic events in Dallas. My Thoughts are with everyone, who are affected. #StoptheViolence
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 8, 2016
That's a status we can all get behind.