Among those protesting during the anthem were Michael Bennett, one of the more vocal players in the NFL about social injustice in America since players starting making a statement by kneeling or sitting during the anthem last season.
Also sitting were Frank Clark, Sheldon Richardson, Dion Jordan, Jarran Reed, and former TCU linebacker Paul Dawson. Duane Brown was kneeling during the anthem.
“I wouldn’t address any player other than the Dallas Cowboys,” Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones said. “And I am so proud of our players and proud of our team and proud of our coaches, relative to their recognition of our fans and what our fans want. I’m just proud of it, our players.”