FRISCO, Texas - Less than a mile from their own practice headquarters at The Star, many of the Cowboys’ top players traded in their football jerseys for a baseball uniform for the eighth annual Reliant Home Run Derby.
Some of the team’s biggest stars -- from Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, to Jason Witten, Amari Cooper, Jaylon Smith and Sean Lee -- took their swings in the charity event, held at Dr Pepper Ballpark, the home of the Double-A Frisco Roughriders.
Other players that participated in the event were Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Jeff Heath, with head coach Jason Garrett serving as the honorary captain.
Some of the rookies, including second-round pick Trysten Hill, were in the outfield shagging fly balls and even fetching some of the home runs that went over the fence.
It was a night full of highlights, as Jason Witten got back into the swing of things with a whopping three home runs in his first at-bat of the night. Sean Lee also sparked the crowd by running the bases after a home run of his own.
The team combined to raise $58,000 for The Salvation Army, and the MVP of the night was none other than Dak Prescott. The Cowboys’ quarterback helped raised $9,000 with five home runs over the course of the night.
“It’s huge for us to come out here and support our community,” Prescott said. “We’re blessed with an amazing platform, and it’s not worth anything if we’re not giving back. We’re all just thankful to be able to do that, and to be able to have a good time while doing it.”
Since 2012, the Cowboys have raised nearly $400,000 for The Salvation Army and other local charities.
Check out the photos of Wednesday’s event.