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DALLAS - As the Cowboys prepare for their time on the field, they took some time out of their practice schedule to visit with children battling illnesses.

OSU players and coaches visited the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital to see dozens of children, who had to spend their New Year away from home.

The Pokes brought everything from Oklahoma State football helmet stickers to goodie baskets for the kids.

The Cotton Bowl also gave each child an official t-shirt, posters and some sweet treats.

Head coach Mike Gundy said, "This is a great experience for our team. Our team is very excited about participating in this year’s AT&T Cotton Bowl, but to be here with these children is a great opportunity for us and we will get more out of this visit than anyone else.”

Quarterback Clint Chelf went to room after room, signing posters and taking pictures.

He said, "A lot of our players have faced adversity. You have to keep pushing forward and remain humble and keep pushing through it."

“What a special day this is for us and our patients,” said CEO and president of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Robert Walker. “We see each of these players as role models and want to wish them our best.”