Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has come to an epiphany of the kind that only the threat of a huge financial hit could have brought him to. He’s realized the spoiled brats that suit up every week don’t have the right to ruin his billion dollar NFL franchise with their cheap, self-serving, Democrat Party race-baiting and social engineering.
Jones has come a long way since September 25th when he squatted to new lows on the field in Phoenix, aligning himself with the anti-Americans on what was once referred to as America’s team, locking arms and showboating in a bid to tell the American people that he and his team were going to disrespect this nation whether we liked it or not.
Calling Americans racists before the national anthem rather than during it was an idiotic stunt that appropriately backfired. We’re not as stupid as the elites think we are. Jones isn’t stupid either. He’s worked hard to acquire and expand the brand of the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL. He’s taking emergency action now to stop the bleeding and suddenly listening to what the fans are demanding.
The actions of Vice President Mike Pence seem to have played a role in the Cowboy owner coming to see the light. The last thing he wants is for people to en masse walk out of his and other stadiums in response to the infantile actions of the players. Continued stubborn refusal to take action ultimately only hurts him and the grandstanding players. The rest of us can get along just fine without the NFL.
Jones issued a statement after Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers that in the future, any Cowboy who “disrespects the flag” will not play.” He said in a somewhat confusing use of pronouns, “If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period. We’re going to respect the flag and I’m going to create the perception of it.”
He said, “I know this. We cannot in the NFL, in any way, give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag. We cannot do that. I know the vice president did leave because, in his opinion, the teams were. We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues. But there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. Just so we’re clear.”
While all Cowboys players stood for the anthem, two disrupters, David Irving and Damontre Moore, the type of SOBs that President Trump suggested should be kicked off the roster, held their fists up in the black power salute once the anthem finished. Jones was asked about his plans for those two individuals.
He pleaded ignorance, saying, “Yeah, I don’t know about that, but if there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play. You understand? If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period. Period. We’re going to respect the flag. And we have. I’m not aware, and wouldn’t know what you’re talking about. I’m not aware of that.”
He continued, “If you say you saw it, you saw it. But we as a team are very much on the page together. We’ve made our expression that we’re together. I’m very supportive of the team but under no circumstances–under no circumstances–will the Dallas Cowboys, I don’t care what happens, under no circumstances, as an organization or as coaches and players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag. Period.”
Asked if he’s gotten backlash from season ticket holders and sponsors over their anti-American policies, Jones replied, “Yeah, and not meaningfully but the main thing I want to do is make it real clear. There is no room here. If it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you’re disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other. We will not disrespect the flag.” If it wasn’t “meaningfully” Jones wouldn’t be putting out the fires. Vice President Pence made them more meaningful and more substantive.
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