Jerry Jones ‘disappointed’ in National Anthem protests

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The most high-profile owner in the National Football League says he’s disappointed with the protests of the National Anthem that seemed to have overshadowed the NFL’s opening weekend.
 
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, took to the radio waves to express his pleasure in his team and the “ridiculous protests” occurring at NFL games. The Cowboys stood at attention during the playing of the National Anthem, a gesture many other players around the league refused to do.
 
Jones said the following when he was featured on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday morning:
 
“I got to give a big pat on the back to our entire team, our coaching staff, our entire organization,” Jones said. “We strongly, strongly support the flag in every way we support, and it’s almost ridiculous to be saying it, the people who for generations and generations have given it all up so that we can get out here and show off in front of millions of people on television. We respect that so much. That’s the real business. The forum of the NFL and the forum on television is a very significant thing. I’m for it being used in every way we can to support the great, great contributors in our society, and that’s people that have supported America, the flag, and there’s no reason not to go all out right there. And for anybody to use parts of that visibility to do otherwise, is really disappointing.”

The Cowboys (0-1) return to action against the Washington Redskins (0-1), Sunday, at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

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