Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently released a statement in regards to NFL players taking a knee for the national anthem. Jones said Cowboys will bench any player who “disrespects” the flag.
On Wednesday, players, coaches and Jerry Jones sat for a meeting to discuss Jones’ stance on the national anthem protests.
According to ESPN.com, Jones wanted to inform players that he saw the bigger picture regarding the business side of the situation, including concerns over TV ratings and sponsors.
One player said Jones expected the Cowboys will continue to stand during the anthem. Another said they had a better feeling for Jones’ comments because at first he wondered if Jones had turned against them, the source said.
Jones also took the time to speak to players one by one.