Cowboys Reportedly Had Team Meeting to Discuss Jerry Jones' Anthem Comments

Cowboys Reportedly Had Team Meeting to Discuss Jerry Jones' Anthem Comments

Jones previously said that anyone who doesn't stand for the national anthem will be benched and that "it's in the best interests of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL and the players" to respect the American flag.

In the meeting, Jones sought to ensure that players also saw the bigger picture regarding the business side of the situation, including concerns over TV ratings and sponsors, the source said.

No Cowboys player has kneeled during the anthem, although the team met Wednesday to discuss Jones' comments.

Tony Covington, a former National Football League player who now serves as Senior Director of Corporate Affairs for the NAACP, deemed Jones' comments as "more than tone-deaf, more than misinformed and misguided" in an official statement.

Two weeks later, Jones' involvement in the kneel is coming across as nothing more than an act.

Local 100 of the United Labor Unions filed a complaint against Jones on Tuesday, alleging the Cowboys owner and general manager violated the National Labor Relations Act with his decree.

Jones said on Sunday: "There is no room here if it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you're disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other".

Some Cowboys players were frustrated by the recent comments from Jones, who took a knee and stood arm-in-arm with them prior to the playing of the national anthem before a game against the Arizona Cardinals on September 25.




"It went well", Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said of the of the meeting, while attending a promotional event later Wednesday.

"There's nothing that I've seen that shows the union that did file the [unfair labor practice] has any connection with the NFL Players Association, the NFL, or any particular player". When the anthem was performed, they stood arm-in-arm with the players.

"We as a team are very much on the page together", Jones said.

"Yesterday's meeting was about Jerry stating his position, and I think it was well received", the head coach said. He added, "As far as whether or not I will basically institute or basically do what I said, I just would say that the implication that we're not respecting the flag ... is just not going to be accepted and so I would just ask anybody to look at my record relative to what I say I'm going to do and you go from there".

Jones, who donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration fund, drew praise from the embattled president late on Monday.

"I was listening to my music".

Before being interviewed, Scandrick was found at his locker listening to a rap song called "FDT (F-k Donald Trump)" by YG and Nipsey Hussle.

"The message will be put out", Quin said.

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