Jerry Jones Had Strong Words About Kneeling for Anthem. Tonight, the Cowboys Did WHAT?

by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said before that he deeply respects the national anthem. In a 2016 interview, Jones said it is “really disappointing” when people disrespect the flag. In the interview, Jones said:

“I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have. I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it. The forum of the NFL and the forum on television is a very significant thing. I’m for it being used, in every way we can, to support the great contributors in our society — that is people that have supported America, and the flag.

For anybody to use parts of that visibility to do otherwise is really disappointing. We strongly support the flag in every way — and the people that for generations have given it all up so that we can get out here.”

When the Cowboys took the field against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, in the wake of the anthem protest firestorm this weekend, the owner was locked arm-in-arm with his team. What Jones did next was stunning. Before the anthem played, the entire Cowboys team took a knee:

As a “show of solidarity”…

But it did not go quite as planned when boos rang out from the crowd, causing Jones’ expression to become somewhat more uncomfortable:

Over on the other side of the field, the Arizona Cardinals and their coach Bruce Arians never took a knee. 

Sending a message to “America’s Team,” perhaps?

For the playing of the national anthem, the Cowboys stood back up, and they and the Cardinals all stood, interlocked in arms.

However, many noted that nearly all of the Cowboys left their helmets on during the anthem, and that the entire “protest” farce this week is a violation of NFL rules:

“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”

Of course, far from punishing anyone, including Che Guevara-fan Colin Kaepernick last year, NFL Commish Roger Goodell has come out in support of the blatant violation of his own League’s rules, to disrespect the nation’s flag and anthem again and again.

What do you think of tonight’s display?


  • belairjeff

    to clarify, regarding the rules, the above-mentioned wording is not in the “NFL rule book.”

    While this language does not appear in the 2017 Official Playing Rules of the National Football League, which is available in its entirety online, it is a part of the game operations manual, which is distributed to all 32 teams, according to NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy.

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  • Dan Snow

    also, the word used is “should” not “must” or “will”. This makes it a recommendation, not an order. Don’t like the protests, find them very disrespectful.

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    It’s called respect, and few players have it. That other single player from Sunday knew what respect is. They all should have to join the military to understand what made this country great!

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  • Greg

    If I didn’t know any better, I would swear that Roger Goddell and Bill DeBlasio were the same person.

  • Princess Mayhem

    I don’t watch football because I am not interested in it at all. I will simply continue to not watch it, and until they’ve regained their senses, I certainly won’t spend a dime that might end up in the coffers of any NFL/AFL pockets. Capish?

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