President Trump offers "big salute" to Jerry Jones on anthem stance

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday that the policy he revealed regarding his team standing for the national anthem isn't new, according to ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen.

Jones made the announcement following the team's 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, saying the National Football League can not tolerate its players disrespecting the flag by kneeling or linking arms as popularized by Colin Kaepernick.

"Again, I believe our team believes in the approach that we take in regards to the anthem and showing respect for the flag and for the national anthem prior to the game", Garrett said.

Jones said he won't compromise on his stance and that players who don't stand will be punished regardless of their stature on the team. But there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. Just so we're clear. "Stand for Anthem or sit for game!"

Jones created national headlines on Sunday night when he became the first NFL owner to publicly announce consequences to players who "disrespect the flag" during the national anthem. The Cowboys haven't had a player kneel or sit in protest.

No Cowboys players have kneeled during the anthem, although defensive linemen David Irving and Damontre Moore raised their fist after the anthem was played. We've made our expression that we're together.

Afterwards, Pence tweeted that he wouldn't "dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag or our National Anthem". But we as a team are very much on the page together. I'm very supportive of the team but under no circumstances-under no circumstances-will the Dallas Cowboys, I don't care what happens, under no circumstances as an organization or as coaches and players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. If it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you're disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other. We've always done that. "There's no equivocation. We'll stand for the flag". "We will not disrespect the flag".

"Our men and their families are also conscientious Americans who continue to be forces for good through our communities and some have chose to use their platform to peacefully raise awareness to issues that deserve attention", read a statement released by the NFL Players Association on Monday. Trump on Sunday said that he told Pence to leave early if any players knelt. "What I will not support is not standing for the flag".

But three players did not join the team on the field during the anthem on Sunday.

Players across almost every professional league have stepped up the "take a knee" movement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on players, calling them sons of bitches in one tweet.

Jones and his Cowboys front office knelt with his players before the anthem last month following President Donald Trump's remarks that owners should fire players who refuse to stand for the anthem.

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