Dallas Cowboys Owner, Jerry Jones, Tells Players That They Will Stand For Flag Or Sit For Game

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones led his team in kneeling for the national anthem.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones led his team in kneeling before the national anthem weeks before telling his team to stand for the anthem.

Jerry Jones Tells Dallas Cowboys To Stand

Dallas, TX – Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones made it very clear after Sunday’s NFL game that any player “who disrespects the flag” will not play.

In a press conference after the game, which the Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers 35-31, Jones said, “I know this, we cannot … in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag.”

“We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. So we’re clear.”

Jones’ strong response came after he was asked about Vice President Mike Pence walking out of the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers Sunday game after multiple players kneeled during the national anthem, according to Fox News.

His response also came after he and staff members very publicly knelt with his team, arm-in-arm, two weeks ago prior the national anthem at the Arizona Cardinals game. Jones wanted to make it clear that they were kneeling before the national anthem, and not during it.

This response was two days after President Trump’s remarks, where he stated that owners who see players disrespecting the flag should say “get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired.

Since then, Dallas players have stood on the sideline for the national anthem, many with hands over their hearts.

Jones said that showing respect for the flag and the anthem is “more important” to him than “any potential issues of team unity.”

He said, “There is no room here if it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you’re disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other.  We will not disrespect the flag.”

When asked if any Dallas players raised a fist at the end of the anthem, Jones said,”I don’t know about that.  But if there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. OK? Understand? If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period.”

Jones is not the only NFL team owner to take a strong stance on what his team would  be allowed to do during the national anthem.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he changed his mind about how he looked at the protest after President Trump’s remarks about “patriotism”, and that he wants every Miami player to stand for the anthem.  On Sunday, three Dolphins players remained off the sideline during the national anthem.

The NFL said that the manual has a reference to players standing for the anthem, but that it is a policy and not a rule.

Jones wants that to change. He said, “The league in mind should absolutely take the rules we’ve got on the books and make sure that we do not give the perception that we’re disrespecting the flag,”

At one time, the NFL was the most popular sport in this country.  A recent poll showed that it is the least liked sport of any top professional or college sport, according to Townhall.  This is the second poll in recent weeks that show fans are leaving the NFL, apparently the result of disgust over ‘acts of perceived respect’ towards the flag and the country.

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  • Jonas Blane ll

    If these players took knees to defend statues of DEMOCRATIC CONFEDERATE MURDERERS,they’d be patriots.

    • gunslinger97

      Shut up idiot

      • Jonas Blane ll

        You and the bitch that spawned you are idiots.

        • Peekin-In

          You need to take cleansing breaths, realllllllllly fast, pass out and forget about posting. You spew venom and are a vile person. Shame on you. I hope your Mother doesn’t know how you turned out……….

          • Jonas Blane ll

            Tell that to the people that use worse language.

    • Dragonheart

      I don’t necessary think you are an idiot, but it is apparent
      you are indeed ignorant to the point of stupidity. Instead of spending
      your time in front of the TV watching these disrespectful spectacles, maybe you
      could find a truthful history book and read about the War Between the States. In
      doing so you would find the war had nothing to do with slavery, like all wars, it
      was fought over money. Your ignorance makes you nothing more than a pawn to be
      used by those with an agenda. But
      becoming educated requires work and it is far easier to sit in front of a TV
      and be fed lies.

      • Jonas Blane ll

        Amazing how you call peacefully protesting black athletes disrespectful spectacles. However you defend the traitors aka the DEMOCRATIC CONFEDERACY which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands ,by saying the War between the States was about money.

        The lengths people go to to defend white criminality is fascinating. Again I understand why you do this.

  • Bobdole10

    Nice gesture but I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • informativex

    The question isn’t if they will kneel or not. The big question is why are they so worried and negative toward police and law enforcement in general? Maybe if they cut out the drugs and intoxicated driving and whoring with underage or unwilling women and abusing and beating women during their roid-rage outbursts etc, maybe they would recognize law enforcement were the good guys.

    The ones who really hate cops are not worried because they are black guys but worried because they are BAD GUYS and they know it!

    • Calistress

      Maybe if they cut out the drugs and intoxicated driving and whoring with underage or unwilling women and abusing and beating women during their roid-rage outbursts etc…

      You just described the majority of cops.