Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has taken a stand recently and said his players will stand for the National Anthem or they won't play. The Cowboys have a bye week and return to action Sunday, October 22 against the 49ers in California.
Jerry Jones, the charismatic oil billionaire and owner of the Dallas Cowboys, performed something of a volte-face on Monday night, telling ESPN that his players "need consequences" should they feel the desire to kneel during the national anthem.
The complaint says that Jones' threats to "fire" players if they protest during the national anthem at coming NFL games is illegal. Or, have his words been misinterpreted?
The Cowboys never issued a formal statement about the protests during Week 3, the first group of National Football League games to be played after President Donald Trump's outburst about the National Football League and its players. The law here is that you have the ability to act with your co-worker.
Jones said the NFL's operations manual left the issue of standing for the national anthem ambiguous.
According to Rathke, the NLRB will assign a field agent to investigate the claim and if there is a determination that there is a violation of the act it will go to trial if no settlement is reached.
"And I think it's incumbent upon the players today, because of how the public is looking at it, to really stand and really salute the flag".
In an interview with 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Jones made his stance on the matter clear. "Understand? We will not ... if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play". "That's nothing new as far as that being my wish on the way that I want the Cowboys to have. As to whether or not I will basically institute or do what I said I would just say.I would ask anybody to look at my record relative to what I say I'm going to do, and go from there".