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Muhammad Ali: Current and Former Cowboys Honor the Legend

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:

https://twitter.com/EmmittSmith22/status/738957230943281153

Darren Woodson on Twitter

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.

Ezekiel Elliott on Twitter

RIP to the #GOAT #Ali

https://twitter.com/thejaylonsmith/status/739153945696690178

A few other current players also showed their love:

Brice Butler on Twitter

Muhammad is my uncles father in law… His passing away hurts me! The #Goat! #MuhammadAli

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R.K. Russell on Twitter

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:

“The Greatest”… #muhammadali #Super Bowl XXVIII

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.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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