The late Muhammad Ali goes on a very short list of all-time athletes. His greatness transcended his sport to make a significant impact on American culture and the social issues of his time. As such, it’s no surprise than many Dallas Cowboys players took a moment to show some respect to his passing.
Two of the all-time greats from Cowboys history paid homage to Ali:
My childhood hero! The original G.O.A.T!
On the other end of their Cowboys careers, the top two from our 2016 rookie class also chimed in. It’s encouraging to see the young respecting their history.
RIP to the #GOAT #Ali
A few other current players also showed their love:
Muhammad is my uncles father in law… His passing away hurts me! The #Goat! #MuhammadAli
One of the greatest men to have ever lived & the greatest man to ever box. Rest in peace Muhammad Ali. Know that your memory will never die
Jerry Jones’ daughter, Charlotte, shared a special memory with The Greatest:
355 Likes, 5 Comments – Charlotte Jones Anderson (@cjonesanderson) on Instagram: “”The Greatest”… #muhammadali #Super Bowl XXVIII”
These were just some of the many tributes shown to Ali by the Dallas Cowboys family. Clearly, his place in sports history and American culture is undisputed.