The Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones locked arms and took a knee in unity prior to the national anthem Monday ahead of Dallas’ game against the Arizona Cardinals.
— Andy Jacobsohn (@AndyJacobsohn) September 26, 2017
The protest came before the nationally televised Monday Night Football game on ESPN and was a result of the firestorm created by President Donald Trump last week when he said NFL players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem.
Many NFL players over the weekend knelt during the anthem, and some teams opted to stay off the field. In the MLB, the Oakland Athletics’ Bruce Maxwell became the first professional baseball player to kneel during the “Star Spangled Banner.”
ESPN televised the national anthem during the broadcast, which is something