Zeke speaks about the Cowboys’ plans for national anthem
When the NFL season starts on Sunday, there are going to be plenty of eyes on the Dallas Cowboys.
The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, has made it clear that he does not want his players to kneel during the national anthem. Jones has gone as far calling for a “compromise.” However, players, such as quarterback Dak Prescott, have spoken out on the matter.
All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott was the next to join the charge. Elliott revealed the team’s plan for the national anthem after making an appearance on the PFTPM Podcast.
Elliott said that there will be a mix of players kneeling and standing for the anthem. In the end, Elliott said that the team supports each other’s decision on that day.
“I think we’re going to have guys kneeling, we’re going to have guys standing, and the biggest thing is that we’re all supporting each other,” Elliott said on the PFTPM Podcast. “We’re all supporting each other and that’s what’s going to bring us all together.”
Last Wednesday, Prescott was asked about his thoughts on players around the league standing or kneeling for the national anthem. He had this to say:
“It’s about expressing yourself,” Prescott said, via USA Today. “I wouldn’t say it’s going to be about expressing one idea. That’s where we are as a country right now. Individuals have different thoughts, different perceptions and different feelings than their neighbor. So for you to force your opinion and your perceptions on somebody I think isn’t very important right now.”
Prescott cited that the USA is a country of freedom and that allows us to express ourselves in various ways.
“That’s what this country is about the freedom to do that, the freedom to express yourself. As we heard Mr. Jones talk about grace and sharing grace and having grace with players in what they want to do. If I had it my way, that’s exactly what we’d do: Express ourselves individually but love and support one another collectively.”
This is likely all coming against what their owner wants, so it will be interesting to see Jones’ response on Sunday.