Traditionally, football and Thanksgiving have always gone hand in hand. On November 19th, the Dallas Cowboys showed true teamwork by serving meals at The Salvation Army in Fort Worth, Texas.
Each year, the team provides food to the less fortunate in the form of an early Thanksgiving meal. The players serve as waiters and also provide gifts that help with the approaching cold weather. Free eye exams and glasses we also provided, if needed.
Tight end Jason Witten and other veterans were among the players who served at the Salvation Army in Dallas. Rookies served at Fort Worth’s Salvation Army site.
After the meal was over, players spent time taking pictures and signing autographs. It created a lifechanging experience for many at the shelters.
“Sometimes, as football players, we live in this bubble because we are just so busy practicing and playing games”, said Center Joe Looney. “It’s good to come out here and give back to the community. Just to see their faces, it’s priceless. You can’t put anything on that. Just to be a part of it is amazing.”