Texas governor posts fake news on Jerry Jones and the national anthem

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The governor of Texas is praising Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for ordering all Cowboys players to stand for the national anthem, something Jones hasn’t done.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted, “Thank you Jerry Jones” with a link to an article on a website called UConservative.net. That article is headlined, Cowboys Jerry Jones to Players: “Stand For the Anthem or You’re Off the Team”.

But as Politifact notes, Jones didn’t say that. Jones said he supports the flag and the Cowboys as an organization support the flag, but he didn’t say that kneeling for the national anthem would get a player cut.

Frankly, that should be obvious: What Jones cares most about is winning football games, and he’s not going to cut a good player just because he disagrees with that player’s form of protest. The idea that Dak Prescott would get cut if he kneeled for the anthem is preposterous. Jones may want Cowboys players to stand for the anthem, but he’s not going to make that a condition of being a Cowboy.

6 responses to “Texas governor posts fake news on Jerry Jones and the national anthem

  1. If a player sucks, teams do not tolerate distractions. That is why Tebow and Kaepernick are longer in the nfl. Sure awful qbs like Mark Sanchez, EJ Manuel and Geno Smith are still in the league. But this trio gets minimal attention and are not distractions. And this line:
    The idea that Dak Prescott would get cut if he kneeled for the anthem is preposterous.
    Shows that you agree with me. Players who a team thinks will help win them games get a lot of leeway. Teams do not think Kaepernick can help them win games. Look at his 2016 record of 1-9 as a starter. Sure he had 16 touchdowns to 4 interceptions but he had garbage time stats. He also passed for 5 yards against the Bears.

  2. Jerry is smarter than to give his players ultimatums they know he has no intention of following through on. He came up with a far more practical solution, just before the anthem he has a bailiff walk behind the bench and bark out “ALL RISE! Court is now in session!” at which point instinct just takes over.

  3. “Jerry Jones would take a knee if it led to a Super Bowl”

    Don’t know of many owners, or players for that matter, that wouldn’t. Not saying it’s right or wrong, just saying.

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