Cowboys Reportedly Had Team Meeting to Discuss Jerry Jones' Anthem Comments

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ESPN's Josina Anderson tweeted out quotes from one anonymous player who seems apoplectic.

Multiple players have said they will not kneel going forward as to not test Jerry Jones' new anthem policy, The Intercept reported.

"If the government pays for the patriotic display and the firing is a result of the behavior being deemed insufficiently patriotic, it is conceivable that that a claim could then be articulated", said Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment attorney in NY. Jones and the Cowboys then stood and linked arms for the anthem.

"That does not convert the auto plant into a public facility", Ross said.

Some states have their own First Amendment-style protections, and they can include protection of political speech, Tushnet said.

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But those political motives of kneeling likely would not protect the players from discipline.

Wilbon's co-host Tony Kornheiser voiced his concern that key players like quarterback Dak Prescott or wideout Dez Bryant could force Jones to bench them if they were to protest.

"I don't think there's enough governmental control over whatever goes on in the National Football League, the NBA, the professional baseball teams, I don't think there enough governmental involvement in putting on the games and everything to make the First Amendment apply to this situation", Giamepietro said. However, Jones took a knee with his club prior to the playing of the anthem before their September 25 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Added Dallas-based labor lawyer Rogge Dunn of Clouse Dunn: "Jones can do what he wants. Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear". "And, so, again, I want to do everybody a service as I should in leading the team of saying let's be real clear about what our expectations are".

Jones said the NFL's operations manual left the issue of standing for the national anthem ambiguous.

According to a report by, Jones joined players and coaches in a meeting Wednesday, where he said he made his controversial national anthem comments to draw attention from his players. And commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams on Tuesday reiterating the language.