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:
Rip Champ you will always be the Goat ❤️😔 pic.twitter.com/kKegCW9Wnf
My childhood hero! The original G.O.A.T! pic.twitter.com/DB5M1HPWY3
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 Rip 🐐 pic.twitter.com/tPbkFq7rYG
A few other current players also showed their love:
R.i.P. To the Greatest and Most Courageous Athlete the World ever Witnessed. 💯💯💯💯 May God Rest… https://t.co/bPtRyP8C4r
Jerry Jones' daughter, Charlotte, shared a special memory with The Greatest:
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.