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by: Esteban On  Thursday, September 8, 2016
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The Dallas Morning News published a special election-themed Dallas Cowboys preview section on Thursday with a headline that parodies Donald Trump and an illustration that parodies one of the most iconic images of American history.

“Make America’s Team Great Again,” the headline reads, an obvious pun on Trump’s “Make America Great Again.” Meanwhile, beneath the headline is a pretty funny image of Jerry Jones and company crossing a river, an obvious parody of the famous painting Washington Crossing the Delaware by German-American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.

Take a look:


The election theme didn’t stop there. Below the introduction, the preview was broken up into sections, each with its own political campaign poster or button:


All in all it’s a pretty clever preview. The only problem? This was not the first time somebody had replaced the characters in Washington Crossing the Delaware with football players. A Boston area graphic artist named Mike Gardner did it first with a piece called “Patriots Crossing the Charles” a few years back:


So, yeah, the Dallas Morning News kinda stole Gardner’s idea. Only their version seems to have the St. Louis arch in it for some reason:


Is that some sort of reference to Jerry Jones’ role in helping the Rams move to Los Angeles? Who knows.

Click here to check out the DMN 2016 Dallas Cowboys Preview for yourself.