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Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Announces Player Conduct Policy During National Anthem

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is requiring his players to stand during the National Anthem.

The Cowboys owner is not waiting for the NFL.

Jones made the decision while the NFL and the player’s union are trying to negotiate a solution to address the controversy surrounding players conduct during the National Anthem.

The NFL recently paused its new policy in response to the NFLPA filing a grievance against the league.

USA Today reports:

Jerry Jones said Wednesday the Dallas Cowboys will not support players who choose to remain in the locker room for The Star-Spangled Banner rather than standing on the field.

“Our policy is you stand during the anthem, toe on the line,” Jones said in a press conference.

Jones responded to the NFL’s decision to pause its new policy saying, “That was put on hold. It did not impact our position, my position, relative to the Cowboys. Our position is real clear: You should stand.”

Jones’ son Stephen Jones clarified the position of the team.

The Denver Post reports:

“This is a case where we need to in my mind check that and be real clear that it is, the priority is about the flag, and be real clear about that,” Jones said. “Sometimes it’s best to just be real clear and succinct so that nobody misunderstands. I think that’s our case.”

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys don’t have an anthem issue because his father has made his stance clear from the beginning.

“I do understand when you see the back and forth,” Stephen Jones said. “But we’ve been consistent and we’ve never moved. Jerry’s never changed his stance once. I think he feels strongly about it.”

Jerry Jones is doing what every owner should do regarding player conduct during the National Anthem: make the players stand.

The NFL is a business and the owners have every right to enforce a policy that protects their brand.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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