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Cowboys players stand with Jerry Jones on national anthem

They will continue to stand for the national anthem.
“He’s the boss.
That’s above my pay grade,” defensive end Taco Charlton said after Thursday night’s practice.
I have no problem with it.” The Cowboys are one of the few teams never to have had a player protest during the national anthem.
Owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday the Cowboys have a team policy that is clear: Players will stand for the anthem “toe on the line.” Executive vice president Stephen Jones made it even more clear Thursday in a radio interview on 1310-AM The Ticket: Standing for the anthem is a requirement, not a request.
“I think I’m going to do what I’ve always done and stand,” linebacker Sean Lee said.
We’ve respected everybody’s opinion.
I understand he did a lot of great things.
As a team aspect, we’ve got to come together and see what can we do to actually change things.
Coming together as a team and understanding things need to be changed in this nation, not just with a gesture.

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Others around the league might have raised eyebrows at Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones’ comments the past two days about the Cowboys’ stance on the national anthem. Cowboys players, though, are on board.

They will continue to stand for the national anthem.

“He’s the boss. That’s above my pay grade,” defensive end Taco Charlton said after Thursday night’s practice. “. . . He said he wanted us to stand up. I don’t have a problem with that. I understand where he’s coming from. . . . I respect what he says. I have no problem with it.”

The Cowboys are one of the few teams never to have had a player protest during the national anthem. That is not by chance.

Owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday the Cowboys have a team policy that is clear: Players will stand for the anthem “toe on the line.” Executive vice president Stephen Jones made it even more clear Thursday in a radio interview on 1310-AM The Ticket: Standing for the anthem is a requirement, not a request.

It was not news to the team’s players.

“I think I’m going to do what I’ve always done and stand,” linebacker Sean Lee

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