The Dallas Cowboys are committed to conversations and actions that move us towards a more equal and just tomorrow. Through partnerships with The Salvation Army, Café Momentum, local police departments, DFW judiciary leaders and more, the Cowboys are engaging in the four priority areas of the NFL's Inspire Change initiative: education, economic advancement, police community relations, and criminal justice reform.
My Cause My Cleats
An annual league-wide initiative, My Cause My Cleats celebrates the positive impact that players and coaches have made in communities across America and provides participants with an opportunity to highlight the causes and non-profits they are passionate about off the field, during a game on-field.
Inspire Change Changemaker Award
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Social Justice Grant Outreach
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Cowboys Fellowship is a Black Employee Network with the mission of continuing the ongoing conversation around racism in America while providing practical tools for becoming part of the solution.
Black History Month Luncheon
Hosted by The Fellowship, a black employee network, the Dallas Cowboys hosted the second annual Black History Month luncheon at The Star in Frisco. The event included a customized lunch menu and a panel discussion with Quarterback Dak Prescott and VP of Player Personnel Will McClay, moderated by Derek Eagleton, Dallas Cowboys Vice President of Media.
Once a month, Dallas Cowboys players, Legends and employees visit The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Plano and The Salvation Army Youth Education Town in Arlington to play games, help with homework, share stories and more. The main goal is to be a positive influence in the lives of the at-risk youth served by The Salvation Army and to develop unique and influential educational opportunities to undeserved communities and students.
Diversity High School Coaching Summit
Presented by Nike, the Summit offers 20 high school assistant football coaches an opportunity to discuss professional and personal development topics with Cowboys coaches and personnel. The objective was to provide high school assistant coaches a chance to observe, discuss and gain knowledge of coaching at the highest level.
Diversity High School Scouting Internship
In partnership with Nike, participants in the Dallas Cowboys High School Diversity Coaching Summit are invited to apply for a Scouting Video Internship position within the Dallas Cowboys player personnel department overseen by Vice President of Player Personnel Will McClay, Director of College Scouting Mitch LaPoint, and Assistant Director of College Scouting Chris Vaughn. The intern will grade college scouting film for the player personnel department over the NFL season, while also maintaining their normal position duties with their high school football team.
Inspire Change Camp
In partnership with Prison Fellowship Ministries, the Dallas Cowboys led by Special Teams Coordinator John Fassel hosted a youth camp experience for children with one or more parents serving in the criminal justice system. Current players, coaches and youth camp coaches interact with the campers for skills and drills before a chalk talk session about making good life choices.
Dallas Cowboys players annually engage in a variety of player-led initiatives and events in collaboration with community partners and others that impact the pillars of Inspire Change. Through holiday programs, youth camps, and more players are creating positive change in the community.