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New Cowboys WR Allen Hurns to Wear 17 in Honor of Florida School Shooting Victims

Hurns wore No. 88 when he played for the Jaguars

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    New Cowboys WR Allen Hurns to Wear 17 in Honor of Florida School Shooting Victims
    Allen Hurns #88 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs with the ball after a reception defended by Nate Hairston #27 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    New Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns will wear No. 17 in honor of the 17 victims of the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

    Hurns, who had worn No. 88, can't have that jersey because that's Dez Bryant's number. Hurns tweeted about his new jersey choice.


    Hurns explained the symbolism behind the choice in an interview on 105.3 The Fan's "Shan and RJ Show" on Monday.

    "The Douglas shooting that was in Florida, 17 people lost their lives, so I chose that number," Hurns said.

    Hurns, a free agent, agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys last week. He previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Hurns missed 11 games over the past two seasons with the Jags because of a sports hernia and high ankle sprain.