When Jerry Jones went public about banning his players from kneeling during the National Anthem, it didn’t take a genius to figure out the motive behind Jerry’s decision.
According to NBC News Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas Cowboys owner met with his players and coaches after practice on Wednesday to address the team. Jones spoke for about 20 minutes and addressed any concerns his players or aches had about his ban.
Jerry made it quite clear that his ban was specifically about money and ratings:
“Multiple sources said he spoke matter-of-factly about why he wants to avoid any perception that the players on the Cowboys aren’t honoring the flag during the national anthem. The sources said Jerry addressed the potential of anthem protests affecting the business of the Dallas Cowboys either through poor TV ratings or the potential loss of advertising partners.
The sources said Jerry also made a point to let the players know he supported their continuing quest for social equality, but he also expected them to continue standing when the national anthem is played before games.”
Jones told his players that he cares deeply about equality in this country, but one current member of the team isn’t buying, referring to Jerry’s comments as, “fraudulent.”
The message the players are trying to send has been misguided ever since the President of the United States shared his thoughts on the players kneeling during the anthem in protest of racial injustices in America.
A few weeks ago, Jerry Jones made his point prior to the start of the team’s Monday night game vs Arizona with his team when they all kneeled prior to the start of the Anthem.
Jones thought the noise would go away but quiet frankly, it didn’t.