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    After the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday, Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones told the media that any Cowboy who disrespects the flag will not play. (Published Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017)

    Video in the player above is AUDIO only from Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones. Audio was recorded by NBC 5 Sports Reporter Jean-Jacques Taylor.

    After the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday, Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones told the media that any Cowboy who disrespects the flag will not play.

    Jones said "If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play. Okay? Do you understand? If we are disrespecting the flag then we won’t play, period. But we are going to respect the flag and I’m going to create the perception of it, and we have. I’m not aware and I wouldn’t know what you are talking about, I’m not aware of that but if you say you saw it, then you saw it, but we as a team are very much on the page together, we’ve made our expression that we are together , I’m very supportive of the team, but under no circumstances will the Dallas Cowboys, I don’t care what happens, under no circumstances will we as an organization, or as coaches or players not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period."

    Jones Says Players Who Disrespect the Flag Will Not PlayJones Says Players Who Disrespect the Flag Will Not Play

    After the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday, Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones told the media that any Cowboy who disrespects the flag will not play.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 9, 2017)

    All of the Dallas Cowboys stood for the National Anthem before Sunday's game against the Green Bay packers.

    Shortly after Jones made the comments, the National Football League Players Association released a statement saying in part "We should not stifle these discussions and cannot allow our rights to become subservient to the very opinions our constitution protects. That is what makes us the land of the free and the home of the brave."


    Two weeks ago, the Dallas Cowboys knelt as a team near the 50-yard line prior to the national anthem before a win over the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.

    Then they locked arms and stood while Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem.

    Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones and his family joined the team on the field for the display of unity. The Cowboys' official Twitter account posted a message and photo soon after the anthem, stating "#FootballIsFamily."

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