Jerry Jones wants “compromise” during the playing of national anthem
Being called a hypocrite is not the worst thing JerryJones has been called.
It certainly won’t be the last either. However, the Dallas Cowboys owner is trying to stifle the team’s right to peacefully protest by suggesting a “compromise” when it comes to kneeling for the National Anthem.
Kneeling during the anthem has become the hottest form of protesting, especially since former quarterback Colin Kaepernick started doing it in 2017.
According to reporter Emmanuel Acho, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he would support players who kneel and that it has nothing to do with respecting the flag.
However, Jones is not sold on that.
On Tuesday, Jones said he wants to find a compromise with his players in regards to the protests. He would prefer to implement a policy in which the team kneels before, but not during the anthem.
When talking to 105.3 The Fan, Jones had this to say:
“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.”
Free-agent acquisition and defensive tackle Dontari Poe has been vocal about how he will kneel during the anthem, which goes against what Jones wants. Jones addressed that issue.
“I will have visited with him more than likely on an individual basis,” Jones said Tuesday. “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. 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.”
Week 1 could be even more entertaining before the game. We will wait and see.