Cowboys Release Video Statement Promoting Equality After George Floyd Killing

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 5, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 29: A Dallas Cowboys helmet is pictured during a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 29, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys have released a video statement promoting equality in the wake of the George Floyd killing.  

Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are among the members of the Cowboys organization in the video:

Dallas Cowboys @dallascowboys

The Dallas Cowboys began conversations about social injustice two years ago and they continue to be ongoing. The recent killing of George Floyd and others illuminates the importance of continuing these efforts. https://t.co/0yofZ6Vz9O

The Cowboys' video statement comes after multiple NFL players, including Elliott, appeared in a video demanding the league to condemn racism and support its black players:

Patrick Mahomes II @PatrickMahomes

#StrongerTogether https://t.co/sfwF9Uvgaa

Per the team's official website, Friday's video will be the first in a series that will educate the organization and its players "on the magnitude of the systemic problem of racism and to offer avenues of finding the best ways to effect change."

Athletes from all sports have spoken out about systemic racism and police brutality following Floyd's killing on May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck during an arrest for nearly nine minutes despite Floyd telling him he couldn't breathe.