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With so many professional athletes in the media for the wrong things, it's sometimes easy to forget that there are a few good ones left playing.

In pre-game warm ups, Cowboys running back Felix Jones was receiving punts in the end zone. Watching from the sidelines was a slew of U.S. Marines. One of the younger Marines, shouted out to Felix after catching a punt, Felix, you're my favorite player.

Jones turnaround, smiled, and tossed the soldier an official NFL football. To say it was a special moment for that man would be understatement. Immediately his fellow Marines gathered to admire the football.

Time passed and the Marines stayed in the back of the end zone to watch players warmup. But Jones was not done making the day for this Marine. He returned five minutes later to sign the football for the young man, saying thanks for all you do.

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