Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team’s players in kneeling before the national anthem prior to their game Monday night at Arizona.
It was the latest show of unity or protest by NFL teams since President Trump said Friday at a campaign rally in Alabama that owners should fire players who refuse to stand for the anthem.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said on Twitter that the “hot take” Monday was “predicated on assumption booing fans knew the Cowboys would rise.” He added, “Regardless, we agree it isn’t about the anthem to them.”
Long and Smith were joined by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie Sunday as the team stood and linked arms during the anthem before a game against the New York Giants.
However, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported around mid-day Monday that situation had “changed as some Cowboys plan to show solidarity with their brethren across the league in a silent rebuke to Trump for what is now a three-day attack on the NFL and players.”
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