Watch: Jerry Jones is ‘so proud’ of Dak Prescott over anthem stance
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not surprisingly is quite proud of Dak Prescott over his strong stance regarding the national anthem.
“I never protest,” Prescott said late last month, via SportsDay.”I never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so.”
Even after receiving some flak over his opinion, Prescott doubled-down on his stance earlier this week despite the criticism.
Prescott’s stated approach to the polarizing anthem issue plaguing the NFL comes amid the backdrop of Jones insisting a few weeks ago that Cowboys players will be expected to stand for the anthem. The organization reinforced the stringent policy in the days that followed.
It merits noting that Cowboys players, of course including Prescott, for the most part appear to be falling in line amid Jones’ decree.
That said, NFL reportedly issued a gag order on Jones as the league attempts to come to terms with the NFLPA on anthem protests. A new anthem policy ratified by owners earlier this year has been temporarily shelved amid ongoing deliberations between NFL owners and the NFLPA.
Jones, despite technically being prohibited to discuss such matters, tiptoed around the topic while giving overall praise to Prescott for his character.
“I’m so proud of him, just proud of him the way he leads the team,” Jones said while departing Mr Chow in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, via TMZ Sports. “… for not letting it mess with their practices.”
Jones has been subjected to criticism over his controversial anthem directive, with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and Terrell Owens referring to him a “bully” over it. At least Jones’ has Prescott in his corner.