Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott faced criticism when he spoke about the national anthem controversy and how he doesn’t believe an NFL game is the right time or venue to protest about social injustice. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, however, praised Prescott for his stance.
told TMZ: “I’m so proud of him, just proud of him the way he leads the team. For not letting it mess with their practices.”
Jones’ anthem policy for the Cowboys, which states all players will stand “toe on line” for the anthem prior to kickoff and the players would not have the option to stay in the locker room.
reportedly has been told by the NFL not to speak about the anthem policy, made comments about how the Cowboys will stand for the anthem after the NFL announced a new policy during the offseason stating players have the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem.
The rule also says if players decide to go on the field for the anthem, they must stand or they could be fined. The NFL and NFLPA, however, are still discussing this rule and are trying to reach an agreement.
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joint statement last month saying: “No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing” after both sides were unable to reach a resolution over the anthem policy.”
statement released after the two sides met again, the NFL and NFLPA said: “We are encouraged by the discussions and plan to continue our conversations.”