Michael Bennett joins Cowboys, stands for national anthem
Jerry Jones’ stance on the national anthem seems to have been made clear in the past: if you play for America’s Team, you stand for the country’s national anthem. That message has been heeded by Michael Bennett.
Bennett made his Dallas Cowboys debut on Monday night in the team’s win over the New York Giants. The defensive end stood for the anthem on the sideline with his teammates before the game:
Michael Bennett standing with his Cowboys teammates during the national anthem. Bennett had stayed in the locker room during the anthem while in New England pic.twitter.com/oiGD7XsFSU
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 5, 2019
During his time with the Patriots, Bennett had remained in the locker room during the anthem to avoid the entire matter. It seems that Jones and Bennett reached an agreement prior to the Cowboys acquiring the defensive lineman from New England in a trade. Jason Garrett had said last week he did not envision any issues, and he was right.
Bennett had three tackles — two for a loss — in Dallas’ win.