Vocal Dallas Cowboys critic Stephen A. Smith blasted the team’s salute to the city’s police officers killed in the July 7 attacks, essentially saying that the team’s many problems with the law made the gesture feel hollow.
“If you have so much respect for the law, why don’t you try obeying it?” Smith said Monday on First Take.
The Cowboys paid tribute to the fallen officers of the Dallas police department Saturday by walking on to the practice field arm in arm with Dallas police chief David Brown and mayor Mike Rawlings.
Smith produced a printed out list of the Cowboys’ legal problems, saying that those legal issues undermined the team’s gesture. He called on the team to stay out of trouble going forward.
We need to fly straight and do right and make sure that we don’t just practice this when a police officer in front of us who is a hero in our eyes based on how he handled everything in the aftermath of those shootings.
We want to extend this far beyond that particular date when we are locking arm and arms with police officers and bring attention to both sides, violence against police officers and on the behalf of police officers. The Dallas Cowboys needs to extend further than that.
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