Cowboys won't play anyone 'disrespecting the flag'
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Jerry Jones is taking a difficult line on protests all through the nationwide anthem.

The Dallas Cowboys proprietor indicated after a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday that anyone from his group who participated in this kind of demonstration would now not be allowed to play.

“If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period,” Jones mentioned, consistent with the Dallas Morning News. “We’re going to respect the flag, and I’m going to create the perception of it.”

Cowboys defensive linemen Damontre Moore and David Irving mentioned they held up a fist Sunday at the finish of The Star-Spangled Banner. Moore mentioned he were doing the similar factor since Week three, when he go back from a suspension.

“It’s just something that I do,” Moore mentioned, consistent with Pro Football Talk. “I’ve got my morals. I’ve got my values and my things that I think about. I don’t want to cause no attention to nobody else and bring unwanted attention, but on the same token, you know, there’s certain things that people are doing it for. So, for me, it’s just one of those personal things that I do.”

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The Cowboys by no means issued a proper remark about the protests all through Week three, the first crew of NFL video games to be performed after President Donald Trump’s outburst about the NFL and its gamers. However, Jones took a knee with his club previous to the enjoying of the anthem earlier than their Sept. 25 matchup towards the Arizona Cardinals. Jones and the Cowboys did upward thrust for the anthem’s rendition that evening.

“We cannot in anyway give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” Jones mentioned, consistent with the Morning News. “We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the (NFL) and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag.”

Earlier on Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left the Indianapolis Colts’ game after 23 San Francisco 49ers gamers selected to kneel all through the anthem. Pence wrote he “will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”

On Sunday evening, the NFL Players Association mentioned that discussions on social problems must now not be stifled. Assistant government director of exterior affairs George Atallah later wrote the union’s remark used to be at the start written in accordance with Pence.

Miami Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross additionally weighed in Sunday.

“He’s changed that whole paradigm of what protest is,” Ross mentioned of Trump previous to his group’s house opener, by means of the (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel.

“And I believe it’s incumbent upon the gamers these days, as a result of how the public is taking a look at it, to in reality stand and in reality salute the flag.”

Follow Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz on Twitter @MikeMSchwartz.

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