Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones introduced a harsh rule that his players must stand for the National Anthem ahead of games despite new rules the NFL is set to introduce which may be more lenient. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott backed up his owner, saying protests for the anthem are out of place and take away from the game.
TMZ Sports reports:
The QB addressed reporters at Cowboys camp Friday and said he’s fine with Jerry’s new rule that forces players to stand … ’cause it’s something he’s always believed in himself.
“I never protest during the anthem and I don’t think that’s the time or venue to do so,” Dak said.
“The game of football has always brought me such at peace and I think it does the same for a lot of people playing the game, watching the game and a lot of people that have any impact of the game.”
“So, when you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game … it takes away. It takes away from the joy and to the love that football brings a lot of people.”
Contrasting Prescott’s shoe-shuffling and tap-dancing, extra-woke Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins said in a locker room chat that he thinks Jones is a “bully” for silencing the individual voices of his players in a report from ESPN.
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Twitter Gathers Shoe-Shuffling Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Up By His Non-Kneeling Naps
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#Dak Prescott was sent out like a slave from slave master Jerry Jones to ok his bs team policy...do better— CrazySexyCoolSista❤😍😘 (@Joy2Love2222) July 28, 2018
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Dak Prescott is a cornball— T$@!N+ (@terrylsaint) July 28, 2018
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this just in racist white people now love Dak Prescott. they have accepted him fully. #DakPrescott— rouge one (@0nerouge) July 28, 2018
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Dak Prescott is a puppet. Straight up.— ACRS (@acrs_director) July 28, 2018
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“I never protest.” - Dak Prescott pic.twitter.com/GQVt3N8TBq— Curve Gotti (@trolltolltrav) July 27, 2018
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Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott pic.twitter.com/hFSKRP2jiG— J.aven Knott (@jjbadluck) July 27, 2018
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Dak Prescott says that he won’t kneel during the anthem because he’s about action rather than protesting... but has he taken any action at all? Lolol— issa panoramic 🇹🇹 (@Scotty_DoesIt) July 27, 2018
Cowboys fans, this y’all QB?
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Has Dak been doing the things Kaep has been doing? He's about action but I've yet to see Dak Prescott do any social justice work or even be vocal about it.— Openly Black Sky Daddy (@Black_Ted_Mosby) July 27, 2018
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This meeting/statement means nothing when Jerry Jones, who owns “America’s Team,” has drawn a line in the sand and Dak Prescott is out here basically saying he’s happy being a lemonade serving house negro. https://t.co/0NtE8c4oiy— Carron J. Phillips (@carronJphillips) July 27, 2018
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There will ALWAYS be people like Dak Prescott. They were there on the plantation and they were there during the Civil Rights Movement. And yet because of the sacrifices of the people who pressed on, he can play in an integrated league. He’s not the first and he won’t be the last. https://t.co/kaIW6sU4D8— Remi (@bladeniran) July 28, 2018
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Dak Prescott went from being a black, household favorite for persevering to The Lone Star Uncle Tom in under a year.— X (@XLNB) July 28, 2018
Get ya money, black man, but at what cost?
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If you ever wonder how Europeans could stroll into Africa and walk out with humans in chains, look no further than personalities like Dak Prescott.— CS🔰 (@tenosmith) July 27, 2018
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