Jerry Jones takes part in meeting with Cowboys players about protest remarks

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A Texas labor union is angry that the Dallas Cowboys owner told his players to stand during the national anthem, and filed a complaint Tuesday in protest.

Jones sought to ensure players that he saw the bigger picture on how the situation is impacting the business side of the NFL.

Before the Cowboys' game at Arizona on September 25, Jones and members of his family joined the players, coaches and staff on the field prior to the anthem.

According to several reports, players did not discuss what happened in the meeting, with most declining to comment.

Two weeks later, Jones' involvement in the kneel is coming across as nothing more than an act. "We will not disrespect the flag".

As we previously reported, Trump wants NFL players suspended if they don't stand for the national anthem. "Understand? We will not... if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".

One player said Jones expected the Cowboys will continue to stand during the anthem.

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"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now", the president said to a cheering crowd.

Before the anthem of that game, players stood arm in arm with Jones, other front office executives, coaches and staff and took a knee.

Rathke said there is no distinction between benching a player for a game or firing him outright by releasing him. "He wanted to make sure they knew that". "I think that was part of Mr. Jones' message yesterday".

"My first responsibility is to listen and provide that forum for them and then relay it to the people I talk to". "We come in every day to work and our focus is on practice and trying to win ballgames".

Before being interviewed, Scandrick was found at his locker listening to a rap song called "FDT (F-k Donald Trump)" by YG and Nipsey Hussle.

President Trump praised Jones for the move in a tweet Monday night.

The only player to comment was union representative Dan Bailey.