A few years ago, Jerry Jones would have no part in what is happening in today’s society.
As he knows, times have changed.
On Sunday, Jones is expected to see multiple players on his team kneel or stand for the anthem. Jones once said that all players on the Cowboys would stand. However, that is not going to happen, which prompted Jones to give his latest statement on the issue.
“We all do understand where I stand relative to the national anthem and the flag,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “On the other hand, I really do recognize our times we’re in. I recognize the ability of the Cowboys to use the visibility and interest we have to support the players. As I’ve said earlier, we’ll come down in a way that gives us a chance to move the ball forward. Move the ball positively forward.”
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 decisions 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.”
Jones appears to have been turning a page. According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Jones mentioned the Cowboys fans showing “sensitivity.”
“I would expect the Cowboys to show great sensitivity and I hope fans will receive it, however each individual presents it, that it’s a genuine ask for help, because right now in our society, we got some things we need to address,” Jones said.
All in all, it will be a true tale of how Jones handles what happens on Sunday. There will be plenty of cameras to witness the sight.