Jerry Jones Doubles Down On Anthem Stance

Looking for some Dallas Cowboys news? In the latest Jerry Jones ownership debacle we have an anthem update. Last season, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was the first team owner to publicly speak about the national anthem controversy. At the time he expected all his players to stand for the national anthem.

Last week, at the start of the Cowboys’ training camp, Jones doubled down on his anthem stance during a press conference.

Jones said the Cowboys won’t stand by any players who protest on the field. Or players who choose to remain in the locker room during the anthem.

“Our policy is you stand during the anthem, toe on the line,” Jones said.

Jones’ comments come a week after the NFL and the NFL players’ association decided to put the recently implemented anthem rule on hold. Both sides agreed to do so after a report from The Associated Press revealed that the Miami Dolphins had listed protesting during the national anthem as possible grounds for a suspension. Just wrong.

According to the statement released by the NFL and NFLPA, “No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.”

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Here Jones is seen being asked to remove his hat during the anthem but does not oblige.

Despite the league and the players’ association trying to negotiate a rule that both sides can live with, Jones said the outcome won’t influence his decision.

“That was put on hold. It did not impact our position, my position, relative to the Cowboys. Our position is real clear: You should stand.”

A day after his father’s press conference, executive vice president Stephen Jones reiterated Jerry Jones’ point. In a radio interview, the younger Jones said players should stand “if they want to be a Dallas Cowboy.” We hope you enjoyed this Dallas Cowboys news.

Jones added that the team supports the players’ viewpoints on the protests. However, believes the issues should be put aside while they represent the Cowboys. Does this matter for the Cowboys? Or will the San Francisco 49ers keep them from making the playoffs?

“We certainly are supportive of them when they have their personal issues or their personal things that they want to pursue,” Jones said. “And we’ll help them pursue them on Tuesdays. But when you’re wearing the Dallas Cowboy uniform and a Dallas Cowboy helmet and you’re working for the Dallas Cowboys. You check the ‘I’ and the ‘me’ at the door, and you’re a part of a team.”

August 17, 2018 by : Posted in cowboys No Comments

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