Jerry Jones says Cowboys players who disrespect the flag will not play

The two teams renew one of the league's most storied and historic rivalries. The Packers defeated the Cowboys in a divisional playoff game last season

The two teams renew one of the league's most storied and historic rivalries. The Packers defeated the Cowboys in a divisional playoff game last season

With the recent headlines that he would "bench" players for not standing during the National Anthem at NFL games, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not going to answer any "what if's" in regards to the possibility of players kneeling during the presentation of the American flag.

According to ESPN, the topic was raised after Vice President Mike Pence left the Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game early on Sunday after players knelt during the national anthem.

"If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

Prior to their Week 3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the Cowboys took a knee before the national anthem and then stood with their arms locked during it.

'I know this, we cannot.in the National Football League in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag, ' Jones, also the team's general manager, said after a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Jones stopped short of questioning the play call after the loss.

Jones, who donated $1 million to Trump's inaugural fund, took part in what appeared to be an anti-Trump demonstration before a game on September 25 (though the announcer said it was about "unity", and it's become unclear what teams and individuals are trying to convey). No longer does he feel the need to feign support for the social and political underpinnings of the Colin Kaepernick-inspired anthem protests going around the NFL. "That's what we played, and it got us".

Now one owner - who happens to be friends with Trump - has publicly declared that his team's players are banned from protesting during the anthem.

Dak Prescott led a masterful 17-play, almost 9-minute drive culminated in a QB-keeper TD to give the Cowboys a 31-28 lead with 1:13 left in the game. Understand? If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won't play.

"We made our expression", Jones said on Sunday.

But three players did not join the team on the field during the anthem on Sunday. "We will not. if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play". "It's so important if that's what the country is looking at to look at it differently ..."

Journalist Shaun King said players on at least seven teams were told they must stand for the anthem this week.

Ross asserted that the issue past year was raising awareness for equality and other subjects that did not involve patriotism.

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