Orlando Scandrick doing his rookie charity work back in 2008.
On Wednesday, the newest Dallas Cowboys were introduced to the sort of work with the Salvation Army that goes hand in hand with being a Cowboy, when--according to ESPN Dallas’s count--20 rookies served meals at the Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Services Center here in Dallas, a group that included first rounder Morris Claiborne.
“Just helping people,” linebacker Kyle Wilber, the team’s fourth round pick said. “We’re in position right now to help people out and we want to be active in the community, show our faces that we’re just not on the TV screen playing football, but we have a personal life.”
The players present at the event, part of National Salvation Army Week, are all members of the Cowboys’ Rookie Club, which usually gets started around the beginning of the given season. This year, they started early, and the rookies are glad to make their presence felt in the city.
“It’s a great feeling having people look up to you,” undrafted free agent guard Ronald Leary said. “Just seeing the smiles on their faces, they’re grateful and we’re grateful for them.”
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