Jori Epstein U.S.A. TODAY
Released 2:14 AM EDT Sep 14, 2020
INGLEWOOD, Calif.– Protective take on Dontari Poe wound up being the very first Cowboys player to kneel throughout the nationwide anthem.Before Sunday’s computer game versus the Rams, Poe kneeled on the Dallas sideline as defensive line teammates and coaches put hands on his shoulder in support.Defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford and Antwaun Woods supported Poe.Previously, no Cowboy had in fact kneeled in the more than 4 years because Colin Kaepernick debuted the gesture to raise awareness about racial injustice and authorities brutality.Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was amongst the greatest voices opposing the sort of serene demonstration in its early days.He had really securely insisted players stand, toe on the line, at attention.Jones softened his tone in existing weeks.” That’s the exceptional element of America: Everybody has a difference, “Jones mentioned Sept. 4 on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. “If our players are
there, they are sensitive to and regard what America is as it connects with the flag. I’ll ensure you that. I ‘d hope that our fans– and I believe they will– understand that our players have issues that they need assistance on. They need aid from the majority of America. “They require help.” Quarterback Dak Prescott specified “to force your opinion and your understandings on someone” isn’t what America requires in 2020
“Today, it has to do with listening,” Prescott stated. “We have actually heard Mr. Jones speak about grace and sharing grace and having grace with players in what they want to do. If I had it my way, that’s precisely what we ‘d do is expose ourselves separately nevertheless like and support one another collectively.”
Running back Ezekiel Elliott backed Poe after the Cowboys’ 20-17 loss.
“I indicate we just (gone over) in our locker space that whatever everyone chose would be supported from the top to bottom, and we stand with our friend Poe and we’re going to continue to support him,” Elliott said.More than a lots Rams kneeled.All Cowboys stood
at the end zone line throughout the pregame performance of”Raise Every Voice and Sing,”commonly recognized the Black anthem. Just 2 Rams gamers, ILB Micah Kiser and OL David Edwards, were on the field.Follow Jori Epstein on Twitter @JoriEpstein.
Released 2:14 AM EDT Sep 14, 2020.