Jerry Jones Defies Radical Left To Work Towards Player Compromise On NFL Anthem Protests
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just defied the radical left to look for a compromise on national anthem kneeling.
While protests and anthem kneeling are increasingly popular around the NFL, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is putting his foot down.
Over the past few weeks, the NFL has been catering to the radical left like never before. It’s been making various concessions for players kneeling during the national anthem.
Jones is trying to keep the peace, suggesting a compromise that keeps his players standing for the anthem. He wants to let them kneel before our country’s anthem.
Jerry Jones is looking have an anthem comprise with his players. Kneel before the anthem, stand during the anthem as they did in Arizona a couple of years ago. He plans to talk to Dontari Poe about it#Cowboys
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) August 25, 2020
Jerry Jones Takes A Stand Against Anthem Kneeling
Jones said in a new interview that he is looking for a compromise for his team similar to the one the Cowboys came up with during their game in Arizona in 2017.
At the time, the team knelt together in unison before the anthem, then stood respectfully for the actual song.
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Jones confirmed in an interview with 105.3 The Fan that he wants to put a similar policy in place now, rather than allow his players to kneel during the actual anthem.
“That’s fair. That, at the end of the day, was a recognition that we supported our players,” said Jones.
“I knelt with our players, as you know, on a personal basis. But as a team, we all knelt together before the anthem and then we stood for the anthem to recognize what its symbol is to America. I thought that was good. That’s the kind of thing we’ll be looking to see if we can implement.”
Dallas Cowboys Player Pledges To Kneel
However, defensive tackle Dontari Poe, who signed with the team in free agency, expressed plans to kneel during the anthem, adding that he would be discussing this with Jones.
Cowboys DT Dontari Poe plans on kneeling during the national anthem. He said Jerry Jones told the players his door is open to talk any time and Poe plans on meeting with the team’s owner and GM before the season opener. The Cowboys have never had a player kneel during the anthem
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 23, 2020
“I will have visited with him more than likely on an individual basis,” Jones said of Poe. “All of that will come to play, and we’ll have a plan to recognize what he’s trying to do and the way he’s trying to do it.”
“And on the other hand be sensitive to what we’re about,” the Cowboys owner added. “We’re out there to ask the fans to follow, to be attentive to us. We’re well aware of the issue and well aware of where Dallas Cowboys fans are on it. All of that will be put in the hopper. We’ll see how we handle it.”
Jerry Jones Wants His Players To Display ‘Grace’ For The Flag
A couple weeks ago Jones said that he expected his players to display “grace” when it came to the flag and the anthem.
“I have nothing to prove as far as where I’m standing with the flag and where the Cowboys stand. I have nothing to prove regarding my players and my support of our players. What I do want to show and want us all to be a part of is a word called ‘grace’. Grace. Not only grace in our actions, but grace in our understanding, where they’re coming from. I want our players to understand the perception and where they’re coming from regarding the flag and the sensitivity there and the many memories there.
Jones is one of the few people involved with the NFL who is displaying any “grace” when it comes to the anthem and the flag these days.
We hope that he continues to stay strong in the coming weeks in the face of the backlash he will undoubtedly be receiving from the radical left for his continued devotion to the American flag and those who have fought and died for it.