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Cowboys wear decal, hold moment of silence for strength coach Markus Paul

Chris Cwik
·1-min read

The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to strength coach Markus Paul prior to Thursday’s game against the Washington Football Team. The team wore “MP” decals on their helmets to honor Paul, who died Wednesday.

The Cowboys also took a knee and held a moment of silence for Paul before the game started.

The team tweeted out a picture of the “MP” decal, which sits on the lower left side of the back of the team’s helmet.

Cowboys coach Markus Paul died Wednesday

Paul experienced a medical emergency at the team’s facility Tuesday and died in the hospital Wednesday. Paul’s cause of death is unknown. He was 54.

Paul was a longtime strength and conditioning coach, spending 22 years coaching around the league. A number of teams paid tribute to Paul on Wednesday, including the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and New York Jets.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also released a statement Wednesday, calling Paul “a pleasant and calming influence” in the Cowboys’ strength room.

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