Another sports team bows down to political correctness.
The Dallas Cowboys star running back Zeke Elliot announced recently some of the Dallas Cowboys players will kneel during the National Anthem.
Jerry Jones the team owner kneeled with the team in 2017 but it was before the National Anthem and not during it.
He now seems a little bit worried though of his player’s kneeling and in a recent interview he said:
“I want our players to be very sensitive to just how important it is to the majority of our fans—more than any other team—the majority of our fans how sensitive they are recognizing what this great country is and what this flag stands for.”
Dallas Cowboys player says officials have given team "green light" to protest national anthem. https://t.co/LVdpChgsdf
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 7, 2020
Dallas Cowboys player says officials have given team 'green light' to disrespect the flag. https://t.co/RVVIkySZd0
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 8, 2020
Zeke Elliott says Dallas Cowboys will kneel; Jerry Jones worries fans will tune out https://t.co/3JU9v8eLdG
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) September 8, 2020
NBC Sports covered the Dallas Cowboys decision to kneel and added these details:
Despite Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ long-held stance that players are to stand for the national anthem, some Cowboys players will be kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday night.
That’s the word from Ezekiel Elliott, who said in an interview for today’s PFTPM Podcast that some of his teammates will join the many NFL players kneeling to protest racism and police brutality.
“I think we’re going to have guys kneeling, we’re going to have guys standing, and the biggest thing is that we’re all supporting each other,” Elliott said.
Elliott said he believes Jones will be OK with the players who decide to engage in a silent, peaceful protest during the anthem.
Many football fans went on twitter and tweeted out they will be tuning out.
I love Dallas Cowboys. Like my family. Biggest mistake in sports history. Time for DIVORCE if u let this happen. I didn't know Jerry Jones was this blind, deaf & dumb. You're going to alienate your customers- the ones that buy your seats and pay salaries.https://t.co/WvGRcoJCYs
— Wayne Allyn Root (@RealWayneRoot) September 6, 2020
I won't be watching the NFL this season! Too much kneeling! https://t.co/i9voyBXd1C
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) September 6, 2020
Football is officially dead — so much for “America’s sport.” Goodbye NFL… I’m gone. https://t.co/FSJeyvsql3
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 8, 2020
Fox News also covered the story:
Dak Prescott wants his teammates on the Dallas Cowboys to decide for themselves whether to protest during the national anthem.
Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford says they have the “green light” to do so.
Owner Jerry Jones hasn’t said in so many words, but it appears his hard-line stance requiring players to stand during the anthem has eased amid a national reckoning over racial justice.
When the Cowboys open the season next Sunday night at the new home of the Los Angeles Rams, it seems clear several players are likely to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the first time — four years after Colin Kaepernick started the gesture to protest racial inequality and police brutality.
“We all do understand where I stand relative to the national anthem and the flag. On the other hand, I really do recognize the time we’re in,” Jones said during his radio show last week, after Prescott and Crawford offered their hints of what was coming.
So much for the Dallas Cowboys being “America’s Team”.
Owner Jerry Jones stood strong since 2016 and didn’t allow his players to kneel but from the looks of it, the pressure coming from the political correctness crowd has made him bow.
Will you be watching the Cowboys this year?