Cowboys Exec Suggests Players Will Be Cut for Anthem Protests
Jerry Jones' son Stephen took things a bit farther than his father did.
On the heels of his father insisting Dallas Cowboys players would stand with their “toe on the line” during the national anthem this season, Stephen Jones took things a step farther.
Even though the NFL has yet to release its new anthem policy (for the second time), Jones felt compelled to share what would happen to players who don’t stand for the anthem.
When asked if players had to stand, he responded: “If they want to be a Dallas Cowboy, yes.”
“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,” Jones said. “There’s bright lines in terms of our organization.”
He added that the team is supportive of players “when they have their personal issues or their personal things that they want to pursue,” but added the Cowboys will help their players pursue their issues on Tuesdays, not gamedays.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Cowboys adjust their policy once the NFL releases their overall league policy for the national anthem, again.
If they do, there’s a certain someone who will be sorely disappointed.
Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do! https://t.co/yEP1jK57xi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2018
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