Cowboys owner Jerry Jones trying to 'help' players despite anthem protest ban

Source: Cowboys meet about Jones, anthem

Dallas Cowboys Players to Meet with Jerry Jones Over His Claims that Any Player Who Protests Will be Benched

A Texas labor union is angry that the Dallas Cowboys owner told his players to stand during the national anthem, and filed a complaint Tuesday in protest.

Wilbon's co-host Tony Kornheiser voiced his concern that key players like quarterback Dak Prescott or wideout Dez Bryant could force Jones to bench them if they were to protest.

Two weeks later, Jones' involvement in the kneel is coming across as nothing more than an act.

"Taking away a worker's freed to associate, act collectively, and speak to grievances on working conditions is disrespecting not only the flag, but everything America stands for".

Jones said Trump indicated the NFL should enforce a rule that players must stand for the national anthem.

"We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues".

During Thursday's press conference, neither Garrett nor any of the players would talk specifically about what Jerry Jones told them on Wednesday during a Wednesday team meeting.

Place-kicker Dan Bailey, who also is a captain, serves as the Cowboys' representative to the NFL Players Association.

Before the anthem of that game, players stood arm in arm with Jones, other front office executives, coaches and staff and took a knee. "Stand for Anthem or sit for game!" He said there have been numerous conference calls with the players' association regarding the situation. "He wanted to make sure they knew that". "We are trying to send Mr. Jones a message that there is a law here".

"If somebody says, 'I'm kneeling for what I believe in, ' then they should be able to do that because that's what this country is about". "So I think the likelihood on the basis of that charge alone, that this gets much steam, is probably unlikely".

As the media entered the locker room on Wednesday, a song by YG and Nipsey Hussle came through Scandrick's wireless speakers. Protests increased around the league after President Donald Trump criticized them.

"I was listening to my music". This union was offended by those comments.

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