Jerry Jones declines to explain, comment on why he wore his hat during national anthem
The Cowboys owner does not feel the need to explain why he wore his hat during the national anthem
The most Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jerry's made no bones about it: he wants his players on the field and standing at full attention for the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner."about the national anthem policy -- and dating back to last year, really -- has been
His comments about how his players should operate during the anthem are whatso surprising. It appeared during the anthem Jerry's son Stephen was trying to tell him to take off the hat (or at least remind him he was wearing it), but Jones appeared uninterested in taking off his cap.
Jones received plenty of criticism over the situation given his previous stance on players honoring the flag and anthem, but declined to comment when asked about wearing a hat during a recent media scrum.
"No," Jones said. "No, no."
Jerry is technically allowed to do what he wants in this regard, although as colleague John Breech noted previously, the U.S. Code asks that you remove your hat before the anthem is played.
The younger Jones hinted, in the wake of Jerry's comments about everyone standing,should they decide to sit for the anthem.
Here's the reality: people with less consequences to deal with have more leeway when it comes to these matters. Both Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have on , but it would be ludicrous to suggest or believe either of those players might be released for deciding to take a knee during the anthem.
Likewise, Jones is the owner of the team. It might seem unfair if he's held to a different standard, but the reality is he has no one to answer to other than his fanbase.
Oddly enough, NFL players.before the Cardinals-Cowboys game in a show of support for
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