Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has heard the report that the NFL is considering keeping all players in the locker room next season for the national anthem.
It’s an attempt to combat the social justice protests from players that have risen throughout the league the past two years, resulting in criticism from President Donald Trump and declining television ratings.
Jones made it clear that is not a solution he is in favor of.
“That hasn’t crossed my mind,” Jones said Thursday, following the Dallas Cowboys 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. “Again, it just hasn’t crossed my mind.”
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Asked why, Jones responded with, “Because it hasn’t crossed my mind. We all know what I want.”
Jones wants all players to stand for the anthem and respect the flag. He has threatened to bench players who don’t respect the flag or the anthem and believes the league should force all players to stand.
All the Cowboys have stood for the anthem, though defensive lineman David Irving has raised his fist at the end of the anthem in solidarity with the protesters.
Irving did the same before Sunday’s game against the Chargers
Chargers offensive tackle Russel Okung raised his fist throughout the anthem.