AUSTIN (KXAN) — “Team Brock.” It’s a simple message on one Dallas Cowboys player’s cleats that could have wide-reaching effects for cancer research.
Punter Chris Jones is wearing the decals on his shoes during Thursday’s game against the Washington Redskins to honor Brock Fleming. The 7-year-old died last December after battling a rare form of brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, known as DIPG. Family and friends rallied around him as he was getting treatment and in July 2016 even helped build a Batman float for him to ride on during Round Rock’s Fourth of July parade.
Since he died, family and friends have made it their mission to raise money to research and treat the disease. Jones is doing his part through the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign. Jones’ shoes will be auctioned off after the game.
The 5-6 record Cowboys play the 5-6 record Redskins at home Thursday at 7:25 p.m., which can be seen on KXAN.