Most of the Houston Texans players knelt during the national anthem on Sunday as a sign to protest controversial statements made by the organization’s owner, Bob McNair.
The Texans were on the road at Seattle Sunday. They lost 41-38.
In an ESPN report, McNair told NFL owners that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
Those remarks became a national storyline, particularly in the wake of how the league is dealing with player protests during the national anthem.
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“I can understand how that can be a disappointing statement to hear from the owner,” Crawford said.
Asked if he felt the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones viewed the team that way, Crawford said: “No, definitely not. That’s something they’ve got to deal with.
“Like I said, we’re trying not to deal with the outside noise and that’s outside noise. We’ve got to focus on football and what we’ve got to do here.”