News: BR: Donald Trump Praises Jerry Jones, Tweets 'Players Will Stand for Country!'

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  1. NewsBot

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    [​IMG]President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about his admiration for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

    In the tweet, Trump also referenced his continued fight for athletes to stand during the playing of the national anthem:

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    Prior to the start of Dallas' 28-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, Cowboys players and personnel locked arms and knelt before the anthem played, including Jones.

    By the time the anthem began, however, everyone was on their feet while still locking arms.

    The NFL tweeted the following video of the Cowboys' demonstration:

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    After the game, Jones explained the team's decision to show unity in a unique way, according to ESPN.com's Todd Archer and Josh Weinfuss:

    "I made my mind up on this issue, that I wasn't going to comment other than I am very proud of the fact that the Dallas Cowboys and our players have always stood for the flag and the recognition for the flag always. What is important is to figure out that to show the kind of respect and the perception of respect. How can [the team] in front of a national audience show unity and a statement of equality. [The team] wanted to do that. It evolved throughout the organization, particularly over the last two days, and it was executed.

    "I can't say enough about the understanding and the awareness of our team and these young men, if you will, that basically said, 'You know, that makes sense.' There's no need for us to talk about unity and equality and have 60 percent of this country mad at you because you're not being perceived as honoring the flag. And this was a way to do both."

    Protests during the anthem were up significantly in Week 3 following comments Trump made at a rally in Alabama last week. Trump said: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a ***** off the field right now. Out. He's fired! He's fired!'"

    In response, some players knelt, others locked arms and some entire teams decided against taking the field until after the playing of the anthem.

    The Cowboys will host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4, and the team has yet to announce if it has any demonstrations planned at AT&T Stadium.

    Read more Dallas Cowboys news on BleacherReport.com

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  2. EST_1986

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    NewsBot trying to stir **** up this morning
     
  3. ThreeandOut

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    If there is a way out of this whole fiasco, it's going to be led by Jerry not Goodell.
     
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  4. Philmonroe

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    Honeslty at this point there is no way out. This has mainly become a black or white issue literally for the most part. This issue just shows we as people are never really going to get along but that's quite okay as long as there is tolerance if not acceptance. That we need everything else not so much.
     
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  5. dagreat1_87

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    hmmm trump praising jerry....not sure how i feel about that lol
     
  6. knightrider94

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    He is trying to use the biggest, most controversial team in sports to divide this country and get back at the NFL for refusing to let him buy a team (twice). Please don't fall for it Cowboys or NFL.
     
  7. JackOfNoTrades

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    how do you feel about the fact JJ donated $1M to Trump's POTUS campaign?
     
  8. zrinkill

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    Who cares what he tweets .......... I cannot believe people have not come to the realization that he just loves the attention.
     
  9. JoeKing

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    There doesn't have to be an NFL. If this so-called protest festers too much, the games could stop for a time. Kaeps message has been hi-jacked at this point and too many protesters are trying to divert attention to too many things for any of it to get the attention it rightly deserves. When cooler heads prevail the priority can be a football game.
     
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  10. Denim Chicken

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    Something he and Jerry have in common. Jerry looked so smug kneeling with he team, lol.
     
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  11. JoeKing

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    You see smugness on a white face. I see a billionaire humbling himself to be with his guys.
     
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  12. dagreat1_87

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    definitely not a fan of that. I even have family members who no longer are cowboys fans because of that. I'm not at that level though....yet.
     
  13. canters

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    Trump has been known to embellish phone conversations. I would love to know what was actually said.
     
  14. rags747

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    Two great men appreciating one another, so so Great to see. This makes me very happy! Best president since Reagan.
     
  15. PA Cowboy Fan

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  16. John813

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    That's pretty sad. Probably on the same level as fans quitting the NFL due to some players kneeling.
     
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  17. dagreat1_87

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    I mean I get it to a certain degree. If you truly despise Trump, you shouldn't want to support anyone who supports him.....I just have put to much passion into this team to stop after that. Now if Jerry Jones comes out and says Trump is the best guy ever and agrees there should be a rule for all players to stand...then I might turn in my zone membership card lol
     
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  18. stilltheguru88

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    You want to attack him like you did me @zrinkill ? You POS
     
  19. Rockport

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    Good. Don’t need those kind of arm chair fans.
     
  20. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    Since WW2 The country has never been in a worse state than right now.
     
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