Jerry Jones explains why he opposes national anthem protests
Members of the Dallas Cowboys organization have been reluctant to protest the national anthem, with head coach Jason Garrett calling the anthem “sacred” and Dez Bryant saying he wouldn’t protest. Their attitudes mirror what’s coming from the top.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it clear that he opposes national anthem protests. In an interview with FOX Business, Jones said he did “not think the place” to express opinions is by protesting the flag.
"I do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the American flag." – Jerry Jones on National Anthem protests pic.twitter.com/3JkrdMhwWy
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 24, 2017
Jones’ thoughts echo that of many Americans, though as the demonstrations attest, there are many who disagree.
Based on his public comments, it would be a surprise to see a display from any Cowboys on Monday night.