GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem.

The Cowboys and their owner did kneel, though not during the anthem.

Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night, kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem.

The Cowboys went into the locker room and returned to the field for the anthem, lining up between the sideline and the yard markers on the field.

Arm-in-arm, they dropped to a knee as a giant flag was carried onto the field, with Jones and his family in the middle near the 50-yard line.

Numerous boos rang out across University of Phoenix Stadium as the Cowboys kneeled and continued as the players rose, still arm-in-arm, and stepped back to the sideline as the flag was unfurled across the field. They remained connected as Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem.

The Arizona Cardinals had their own symbol of unity after a weekend of protests in the NFL, gathering along the goal line arm-in-arm during the national anthem. They were joined by owner Michael Bidwell, his family and general manager Steve Keim.

More than 200 NFL players kneeled, sat or prayed during the national anthem on Sunday after President Trump said any player who does not stand for the national anthem should be fired.

Three teams did not take the field for the national anthem and numerous NFL owners came out against Trump’s statements..

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4 thoughts on “Dallas Cowboys And Owner Jerry Jones Kneel Together Before Anthem

  1. That’s why we need to keep it out there front and center. 45 is doing his part to act like it’s about that cloth. He knws why ppl are protesting. And the truth be told part of the protest is against his old klanish ass. We live in a racist society and we will not be silenced. You got that @fac doc??

  2. Passing Through! on said:

    This is what whites do in every black movement, they come in take over and the true message is lost. They hijacked the march on Washington with Dr. King which was supposed to be more radicalized. The white racist ass, trump supporting team owners don’t give a damn about black people being murdered by police, they’re turning the Kneel into a unity campaign rather than it being about racial injustice. The Dallas Cowboys took a knee before the anthem to make it clear that they were kneeling to show unity against trump not for the racial injustice against black people. The black players need to keep kneeling to keep the message alive and to keep Kapernick’s message separate from the unity stance against trump.

  3. americanize on said:

    This is a fuckin joke,no one is talking about the reason colin won,t stand for the anthem.Injustice and race soldiers murdering unarmed black men,women,and children with impunity.

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