Cowboys' Owner Jerry Jones: "Players Will Be Benched For Disrespecting The Flag"

No Cowboys players kneeled during the National Anthem before Sunday night’s 31-35 loss to the Green Bay Packers. But that didn’t stop Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones from confirming what many have long suspected: he has informed his players that taking a knee during the anthem would lead to them being benched immediately, the New York Post reported.

“If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play,” Jones told reporters after the game.

 

“Understand? We will not,” he said. “If we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period…We’re going to respect the flag and I’m going to create the perception of it. And we have.”

Jones then defended Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to walk out of Sunday’s 49ers-Colts game after more than 20 players took a knee during the National Anthem. President Donald Trump later tweeted that he had asked Pence to walk out.

“We cannot in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag,” Jones said. “I know the vice president did leave, because in his opinion the teams were. We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. Just so we’re clear.”

The longtime NFL owner and general manager continued, “I’m saying our vice president, if in his opinion, there’s disrespect of the flag then he should express himself however he wants to say. He’s got rights, too. He felt that not standing for the flag is disrespectful. I do, too. The league in my mind should absolutely take the rules we’ve got on the books and make sure that we do not give the perception that we’re disrespecting the flag.”

As the NYP pointed out, while hundreds of NFL players have taken a knee during the national anthem in recent weeks, no Cowboys had taken part. Defensive lineman David Irving and Damontre Moore did raise fists on Sunday toward the end of the anthem as a gesture of solidarity, but they remained standing.

Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he was unaware of their actions.

“We as a team are very much on the page together,” he said. “We made our expression. I’m very supportive of the team, but under no circumstances will the Dallas Cowboys — I don’t care what happens — under no circumstances will we as an organization, coaches, players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period.”

Just days after Trump referred to any player who would kneel during the anthem as a “son of a bitch” during a campaign rally in Alabama, Jones joined his team in taking a knee after the anthem had finished playing as a gesture of solidarity.

Meanwhile, for Jones and the other NFL franchise owners, it’s unclear whether denunciations like these will be enough to soothe angry fans and reverse the dip in game ratings and attendance witnessed since former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick sat for the anthem for the first time during a pre-season game last year. As one survey recently uncovered, the contentious protests have contributed to making the NFL the most unpopular professional sports league in America.

Comments

SDShack Manthong Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:59 Permalink

Actually, this shit all started over a year ago with Krapperknee kneeling and going on his "oppression" rant. It just festered until Trump ripped the bandaid off and exposed the BLM hypocracy puss. The new NoFansLeague has learned that pandering to Minority Thugs and PC Libtards is actually supporting the Hate America crowd that would like nothing better then to see the NFL die. The stupid greedy owners have litterally killed the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs.

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FIAT CON Buckaroo Banzai Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:55 Permalink

Just think what these men (the viewers) could accomplish if they would just dump pro sports... I had a father that would scream "SHUT UP" at the top of his lungs during any pro sports game. Everyone in the house was scared to make a noise, even my mother. So instead of bonding with the family and maybe playing the sport with his family, he scared us so bad we didn't want to be near him....A great accomplisment.../s.I wonder what my father would have done with those millions of hours he has spent watching sports....Maybe he would have learned how to be a father! Maybe he could have learned about how the .gov treats him like a cash cow...goym.To this day I do not watch or value any pro sports. Why support a bunch of under educated extremley overpaid so called athletes. Why do ticket prices cost so much????? because people are fooled and think it is worth it. 

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IntTheLight FIAT CON Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:54 Permalink

No one who worships these barbarians wishes to live near them or the rest of their race, much less let their daughters date them.

Blacks hate whites, as evidenced by crime statistics, their rhetoric and their failure to assimilate.

It's ask not axe. 400 years here and they still say axe and name their children Latricia.

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Freddie VinceFostersGhost Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:01 Permalink

The only thing worse then the Trayvon thug players, the billionaire dual shitizen owners, the kosher sports talks announcers are the stupid white male fans who support it.Dumb white males supporting the NFL, NBA and NCAA Trayvon thigs and rapists.  Retards.The morons who say if they fire Goddel and if the players apologize, I will watch again.F the NFL, NBA and NCAA.  I want to see them broke.

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IntTheLight Freddie Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:02 Permalink

I read they are making a TV series on Trayvon. Will Americans find out he was passed from family member to family member? That his school found bags of women's jewelry in his locker?

Or will we see him at home surrounded by AP chemistry books?

And who will play Zimmerman, the white hispanic with a black grandma? A blonde haired blue eyed kid who spoke German fluently?

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IntTheLight Freddie Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:02 Permalink

I read they are making a TV series on Trayvon. Will Americans find out he was passed from family member to family member? That his school found bags of women's jewelry in his locker?

Or will we see him at home surrounded by AP chemistry books?

And who will play Zimmerman, the white hispanic with a black grandma? A blonde haired blue eyed kid who spoke German fluently?

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BabaLooey jcaz Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:19 Permalink

It's always about the money. These dopes thought the fans would support them NO MATTER WHAT"No matter what" - a MANTRA from the left. As in; "Hillary Clinton has to be President - NO MATTER WHAT"...which means....NO MATTER...that they are a sleazebag, pedo, criminal, lying asshole.The NFL thugs picked the wrong venue, the wrong way, the wrong and asinine mixed up "message", that morphed into a 1st A. rights canard.......and we all got to watch a company piss off half it's base.Easily more (if you do the math as to the plethora of comment boards (95-5) as to boycotting/done with the NFL.Money. Jones woke up too late.

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booboo jcaz Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:17 Permalink

Bow and pledge eternal allegiance to the god that both fails and fucks you.
I hope you all see the construct that they are reinforcing in you and of course your children.
“and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God”......really?
I see a boot stomping on a neck

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fattail BennyBoy Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:09 Permalink

I told my conservative friends that I can think of a dozen reasons off hand why no one should stand for the flag or ever pledge allegiance to a flag.  If you want to do something meaningful, take an oath to uphold the Constitution.  Which is why that gets you put on the FBI naughty list and SPLC hate group list.  

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GUS100CORRINA OneStinkyDinky Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:00 Permalink

Cowboys' Owner Jerry Jones: "Players Will Be Benched For Disrespecting The Flag"My response: I guess Jerry Jones saw that his bottom line was being impacted and decided this is gonna really hurt financially. I also believe that Jerry Jones got really upset when Dallas lost to the Packers and decided enough is enough.I really expect the rest of the owners to follow his lead because of recent 23% decline in popularity of the NFL. NFL is now at the bottom of the ratings heap of all professional sports which means DOLLARS LOST to other competitors.The NFL has become a real embarrassment to the USA. I still think the NFL season should be terminated for this year. 

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Blankone BeansMcGreens Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:17 Permalink

You are right, it is not about the flag.

It is about training the sheep to conflate the military worship with the meaning of the flag and the nation. To have blind worship of the military and thus not to question (or heaven forbid reject) the motives of TPTB that have control of the military.

Separate the military displays from the flag.

War is good, thank you for the killing, more money for the MIC is needed, you are with the US military (us) or you are against us.

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Dirtnapper praps Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:36 Permalink

It's about respect for Americans who willing paid the ultimate sacrifice for something they held in high regards.   That is what the US National Anthem is about and you probably have zero knowledge about (although your probably a typical self centered pig and couldn't give two shits about what you do not know) what the song is about and why Congress felt it was important enough to become the US National Anthem.  You may not like Trump, you may not like Congress, the US Military, or the cop out patrolling at 4am in the rain/snow/sleet, you are free to do so.  At the end of the day, the US National Anthem is about the lowly foot soldier who willing laid down their lives at Ft. McHenry and they do not deserve one ounce of disrespect.   https://youtu.be/bC18F9mOhsY

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Freddie GUS100CORRINA Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

NFL terminated for this year?  I want to see the NFL, NBA and NCAA terminated forever.  F them and the Trayvon thugs.Just over a year ago, 5 Dallas cops were exected by a BLM-Black Power salute Trayvon.  I oppose the militarization of the cops, I oppose the golden pension plans which Dallas is blowing up.However, I oppose Trayvons shooting down 5 white cops in cold blood because of their race then Jerry and the Cowboys taking a knee to support BLM.White NBA, NFL and NCAA fans have to be insane.  Texans are beyond stupid cause they worship football and their Trayvons.

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Freddie GUS100CORRINA Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

NFL terminated for this year?  I want to see the NFL, NBA and NCAA terminated forever.  F them and the Trayvon thugs.Just over a year ago, 5 Dallas cops were exected by a BLM-Black Power salute Trayvon.  I oppose the militarization of the cops, I oppose the golden pension plans which Dallas is blowing up.However, I oppose Trayvons shooting down 5 white cops in cold blood because of their race then Jerry and the Cowboys taking a knee to support BLM.White NBA, NFL and NCAA fans have to be insane.  Texans are beyond stupid cause they worship football and their Trayvons.

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