Trump attacked players who kneel during the anthem at a rally in Alabama last month, calling on team owners to fire players for kneeling and referring to any player who kneels as a "son of a bitch".
Since Sunday, Jones has been outspoken regarding his stance that players must "not disrespect the flag" and that they must? stand for the anthem or they will be benched.
"If we are disrespecting the flag then we won't play".
Members of the Dallas Cowboys link arms and kneel during the National Anthem before the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. "I think the biggest thing that we've tried to emphasize to our players is, the goal is to make an impact in the community". I'll just leave it at that.
Two days after Trump referred to National Football League players with an expletive and called for National Football League owners to fire players who kneeled, Jerry stood arm-and-arm with his players on September 25 before their game against the Arizona Cardinals.More news: London police release man arrested after auto accident near Natural History Museum
"He's very sensitive to some of the issues, as we all are, that the players are talking about". Because the Cowboys are on their bye, there are no post-practice meetings.
"And I think it's incumbent upon the players today, because of how the public is looking at it, to really stand and really salute the flag". When the anthem was performed, they stood arm-in-arm with the players. Yesterday's (Wednesday's) meeting was about Jerry stating his position and I think it was well received.
Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/918195470010388481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Upon the media entering the #Cowboys locker room, Orlando Scandrick was loudly playing YG & Nipsey Hussle's "FDT (F*ck Donald Trump)".
"I was listening to my music".
It's flippant to say that any given individual "should" put their livelihood on the line by defying the owner's orders, however coercive and gross and morally bankrupt said orders might be.