DALLAS — Cowboys and Broncos players took to Twitter to speak out over the Dallas Cowboys-Denver Broncos NFL game on Sunday.
The Cowboys and Eagles players joined the debate on social media after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was arrested for domestic violence and the Eagles were denied a victory in the rematch on Sunday after Elliott’s arrest.
On Sunday, Elliott and his wife were arrested on charges of assault after an incident in New York last month, and the Cowboys were forced to pay $1.2 million to the NFL for Elliott’s $1 million contract.
They were also left with no other option but to play the second game of the season in Dallas.
They took to social media to share their concerns about the game.
Some Cowboys players shared their own concerns about Elliott’s conduct.
“I’m going to have to put my family at risk for this to happen again, my wife,” cornerback Patrick Robinson tweeted.
“You can’t just walk away and have a league that will allow this to continue.
It’s wrong, it’s wrong.
I want to make sure my family knows this.”
The players were joined by defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and running back Darren McFadden, who are both on the team’s injured reserve.
The NFL announced Sunday that it will release Elliott from the Cowboys’ season-ending suspension.
The Eagles were given the night off and will be playing in the NFL’s third consecutive Sunday night game after being forced to cancel a game in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.
The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 38-31.