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NFL Players Support Causes With Cleats in Week 13

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    (Published Monday, Dec. 5, 2016)

    The hot topic in Week 13 of the NFL? It's gotta be the shoes.

    The NFL took a break from preventing players from standing out as individuals by allowing them to show support the causes important to them on their shoes.

    And now the cleats worn by players are up for auction. According to the NFL, 100 percent of the proceeds from the auction will go to the players' causes.

    Dallas Cowboys players supported a wide variety of causes. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott's cleats were adorned with dogs, bones and paw prints in support of animal cruelty prevention.

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    Tight end Jason Witten's cleats feature the phrase, "Stand Up, Stop Domestic Violence," a cause he has supported for years with his SCORE Foundation.

    Tight end Gavin Escobar raised awareness for testicular cancer with his "feeling nuts" cleats. Escobar was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was 18. He found out after dealing with pain he didn't ignore.

    "I kind of want to raise awareness for that because I know if I hadn't gotten myself checked, it might have been a different story for me," he said.

    Cornerback Brandon Carr wore cleats that promote the Carr Cares Reading Buddy Program promoting literacy. So did Byron Jones, but his have a different design featuring the Dallas skyline.

    Running back Alfred Morris wore cleats supporting the Salvation Army.

    Defensive end Ryan Davis promoted Stop Diabetes. His father died of diabetes.

    Wide receiver Brice Butler wore cleats supporting Love Jones 4 Kids. The non-profit community-based organization founded by wide receiver James Jones focuses on at-risk children.

    Online: My Cause, My Cleats