Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is threatening to come down hard on any of his players who refuse to stand for the national anthem before games.
“If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
“Understand? We will not … if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period.”
While all players stood on Sunday, two players – defensive ends Damontre Moore and David Irving raised their fists at the end, something Jones was not aware of at the time.
“We as a team are very much on the page together,” Jones added. “We made our expression. I’m very supportive of the team, but under no circumstances will the Dallas Cowboys — I don’t care what happens — under no circumstances will we as an organization, coaches, players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period.”