Dak Prescott on anthem: It’s time to take action rather than taking a knee

AP

Dak Prescott will stand for the national anthem, as he has his entire career.

The Cowboys quarterback said Friday that raising awareness about social injustice has happened. Now, it’s about taking a “next step” with “action” rather than taking a knee.

“I’d never protest during anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so,” Prescott said. “The game of football has always brought me such a peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people – a lot of people playing the game, a lot of people watching the game, a lot of people that have any impact of the game. So when you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away . . . from that. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people. For me, I’m all about making a chance and making a difference. I think this whole kneeling, and all of that, was all about just raising awareness, and the fact that we’re still talking about social injustice years later, I think we’ve gotten to that point. I think we’ve proved it. We know about social injustice. I’m up for taking a next step, whatever that step may be for action and not just kneeling.

“I’ve always believed in standing up for what I believe in, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.”

Prescott said he respects players’ right to protest during the anthem, but he wants to see something more substantial. He said he’s “all for making a difference, and you can count me in if we can find something worth the action to do so that will help fix it.”

“I respect what all those guys believe in,” Prescott said. “If they believe it’s going to make a change, and it’s making a difference, then power to them. But for me, I think it’s about [taking] action. It’s not about taking a knee. It’s not necessarily about standing. We can find a different place to make our country better. Obviously as I said, I’m not naïve. I’m very aware of the social injustice we have going on, but I’m about the actions we can do to fix it rather than the silent protest.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this week the Cowboys have a team policy that is clear: Players will stand for the anthem “toe on the line.” Executive vice president Stephen Jones made it even more clear in a radio interview Thursday on 1310-AM The Ticket: Standing for the anthem is a requirement, not a request for Cowboys players.

The Cowboys are one of the few teams never to have had a player protest during the national anthem, and they won’t have one start this year.

“It has no affect to me,” Prescott said of the team policy, “because I do exactly what I’m doing and what I’ve said and what I stand by. Whether I was wearing the star or not, whether I was playing for Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones or any other owner. I believe in what I believe in, and that’s that.”

119 responses to “Dak Prescott on anthem: It’s time to take action rather than taking a knee

  1. If he keeps this up, Jerry and Stephen might just let him sit at the big table with Garrett during thanksgiving.

  2. At this point kneeling only hurts their cause. The conversation has shifted from ‘their raising awareness for social injustices’ to ‘what will the punishments be and who is still going to kneel’

  3. Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

  4. jimcross1957 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    ———

    How’d that work out for Philando Castille? You can’t seriously be this dense.

  5. When it doesn’t seem like “the right venue” to protest, then you know it probably is. Protesting is about being disruptive and ruffling feathers, not continuing to capitulate to the powers that be. Either side you’re on, at least understand this.

  6. clayton268921 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:49 pm
    At this point kneeling only hurts their cause. The conversation has shifted from ‘their raising awareness for social injustices’ to ‘what will the punishments be and who is still going to kneel’

    ———————

    The conversation would have had to start at “THEY’RE raising awareness for social injustices” for it to ever shift away from that?

  7. jimcross1957 says:

    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    *******************

    Being a Marine’s Dad I do not believe in taking a knee. Being a black man I can tell you the problem is not solved. I have been assaulted by a police officer. I didn’t commit a crime or run from him. I found out later he was having a bad night and I suffered for it.

  8. Someday I hope the players and activists address the elephant in the room. If you live in a big city, just open the local newspaper website every morning and you’ll know what I am talking about. It’s not good and has nothing to do with the police…they are only trying to do their jobs and protect people in these broken down communities.

  9. Spoken like Jerry’s houseboy. Prescott has never taken a knee, never spoke out and never taken any action. By the way Malcom Jenkins (who never took a knee) met with an owners group last year and got them to commit to 80 million for social justice causes, education and raise awareness. Unlike Prescott Malcom walks the walk.

  10. Everyone can do something practical to make a better world: teach in school, go vegetarian, clean up your neighborhood, drive more carefully, stop staring into your phone, join neighborhood groups, be a responsible adult, give to a charity you like. Real-world stuff like that. Empty political gestures accomplish little more than dividing people, in my opinion.

  11. I have to agree..The point has been made by those who felt a need to kneel. Cool. I get it. We all do, at least those of us with college degrees who understand there are injustices in this country and borderline approved sexism and bigotry. Look at our president, who is an outright human disgrace.

    Anyway, the world will never be perfect, and there will always be incidents, but it is true that in 2018, deep rooted changed needs to be more than just some guy kneeling that doesn’t even show up on a tv screen before kick off.

    Step 2 needs to be taken, which is bascially NFL franchises usin their influence in the community to make sure these racist cops are kept to a minimum in departments.

    That and get rid of the racist “mandatory minimum” drug policy that aligns with this corrupt private prisons.

    It’s preposterous that families can be destroyed because a parent is arrested for possession and sent to jail for 10 years because they can’t afford a fancy lawyer to make that go away.

    Our country is so stupid sometimes and people need to vote correctly and pay attention, not sit in basements, addicted to video games and generally lowering your IQ by the day.

  12. Whaddaya think KAP (Colin Kaepernick) has been doing since he’s been UNEMPLOYED?

    Dude… $eriou$ly? SMH

  13. jimcross1957 says:

    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    *******************

    Best example of white privilege I’ve seen in quite awhile.

  14. The sad thing is that so many players HAVE been taking action. Dak needs to open his eyes. That just shows how little he’s been involved.

  15. Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    *******************

    Best example of white privilege I’ve seen in quite awhile.

    Finally someone has defined the white privilege that I’ve been afforded
    my whole life. Now I got it…I’ll amend my behaviors.

  16. Black people aren’t going to want to hear that. They will probably call him white instead of black now.

  17. I have all due respect for his opinions, mindset and stance on any issues. But he never said this before the organization made their stance on the issue. Reading between the lines isn’t that complicated.

  18. selgaeinla says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:10 pm
    jimcross1957 says:

    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    *******************

    Best example of white privilege I’ve seen in quite awhile.

    3 1 Rate This

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    I am a regular white guy and I agree. It’s ignorance. The moron above says ‘don’t do drugs”.

    Weed is about to become legal across the country, so this means anyone who smokes weed which is legal, somehow needs to be asaulted by police offers, especially if they’re black?

    I mean, these people don’t think and they have no idea when they speak, they show how racist they are.

  19. jimcross1957 says:

    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    Wow, that easy, who would have thought? I’m blinded by your brilliance.

  20. You better keep your mouth shut. Those 8 man fronts you will be seeing are filled with people who disagree with you.

  21. savethebs says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    jimcross1957 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    ———

    How’d that work out for Philando Castille? You can’t seriously be this dense.

    —-

    Philando Castille had robbed a convenience store the day prior, and had a gun in his lap at the time he was shot.

  22. I think the focus has been more on the players protesting than on the players not wanting to protest like Dak and Pac-Man Jones. I believe their are many more players out there that don’t care to use the anthem as a form of protest but don’t want the alienation from the players and NFL Players Association that comes with it. This has become a protest against our President and nothing else.

  23. My favorite thing is people who flat out say that kneeling isn’t helping anyone. I guess it would be too much work to, like, you know… ASK people how and why it helps? I guess it’s easier to claim to be a first amendment freedom loving patriot while also arguing against the freedoms you say you love. COME ON OUTTA THAT LOCKER ROOM AND STAND, BOY!

  24. I stand in my living room for the anthem and I am a veteran. I kneel only for the fallen. A true Veteran would never coward down and use the anthem as a form of protest.

  25. It’s amazing how clueless some people are. Dak didn’t say that no one is taking action, he simply said that the point has already been made so instead of kneeling we need to take the next step. Not one time did he ever say that no one is doing anything. Learn how to read lol

  26. cletuspstillwaterjr says:

    Being a black man I can tell you the problem is not solved. I have been assaulted by a police officer.
    ====================================================================

    Aside from the fact that if we go by history, there’s a 90% chance you’re lying. In any case, white people get assaulted by police officers (we know you don’t care). And with all, it usually entails not cooperating with them. Your problem is an inferiority complex. Protesting won’t cure that.

  27. Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    Minority groups will comply with these listed rules all day and still get shot by the cops, who will get a temporary paid suspension then be back on the beat by next week. Maybe expand your list to 4. Dont reach for wallet 5. Dont have scared white ladies call the cops on you for existing 5. Dont carry anything in hands, ever etc.

  28. This brings up a good point. What’s the most effective a bunch of multi-millionaires could be to a social cause?

    Kneeling for free? I think not.

    Let’s see how emotional they feel when it means contributing money & time instead.

  29. Unfortunately Dak will be attacked by black liberals for taking a stand much like black republicans often are.

  30. seabreezes51 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    If you don’t stand, you are against God, country and the President.

    ——————————————————–

    Opposing two of those are just about the most decent thing a human being can do. If I was black, I am not sure I would see a reason to be all that jazzed about the country as well.

  31. Basically Dak is stating that the “take a knee” movement is played out. It all started because one lazy puke ( Kaep ) wouldn’t get off his duff for the anthem…after he had been benched during a preseason game…and it took flight from there ( with pig socks, communist paraphernalia, etc ). Suffice to say that the “message” has been delivered, but the issue that all them SJW types railed against is still there. What now players?

    Please enlighten me ( and others nationwide ) regarding what off field initiatives have been generated by players en masse to shift the tide toward community enlightenment. I recall Kaep buying a few suits for some job seekers ( but with Trump’s tax break unemployment is lower than it has been in twenty years…so that would be a wash ) I would rather refer to the mass initiative by NFL players that took place this offseason ( away from the playing field ) that engaged the public in generating continuity and social equality. Has anyone else heard of this “movement”?

    No….me either.

  32. 700levelvet says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:45 pm
    If he keeps this up, Jerry and Stephen might just let him sit at the big table with Garrett during thanksgiving.

    ————

    What makes you think they let Garrett sit at the big table?

  33. When are these players going to protest the hundreds of black guys that are shot by other black guys every day in this country?

  34. I wonder why so many people think that the Constitutions Bill of Rights starts with the 2nd amendment. Between some idiot screaming “fake news”, and the Jerry Jones of the NFL, we should be able to abolish the first and move the second right into it’s place pretty soon.

  35. wheywheyprotein says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    Minority groups will comply with these listed rules all day and still get shot by the cops,
    ================================================

    More whites get shot by cops.

  36. nhpats says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    When are these players going to protest the hundreds of black guys that are shot by other black guys every day in this country?
    ==================================================

    They don’t have an answer for you. They just give it a thumbs down because they don’t know what else to do.

  37. The whole social injustice is a myth created my the media to divide and conquer us. Reality is more whites are shot and killed by cops than blacks even though blacks are responsible for over 50%+ of all violent crime in this country. If anyone should be protesting it should be white America.

  38. Quality character. I knew it from the time he missed throwing his cup away and, instead of letting someone else pick it up and throw it away, he got up and picked it up himself.

  39. What a load of crap from Dak. How are you going to take action when you can’t even take a knee because you’re scared of retribution from your team owner.

    NFL players have no sense of sacrifice or unity. That’s why their union has no power.

  40. wheywheyprotein says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    Minority groups will comply with these listed rules all day and still get shot by the cops,
    ================================================

    More whites get shot by cops.

    It’s nearly 50/50 between whites and minorities getting shot, but white’s make up a way bigger percentage of the population. The problem is proportional

  41. Neighborhoods up here around boston are turning into the wild west with shootings every night. Care to guess the participants ? Why is this information being swept under the rug. I know PFT is pretty far left but they know this too

  42. pittsburghdamned says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    This brings up a good point. What’s the most effective a bunch of multi-millionaires could be to a social cause?

    Kneeling for free? I think not.
    —————–

    If these bozos really cared, they would do a real protest and sit out some games. Of course, they aren’t going to actually sacrifice anything, so they continue to pointlessly kneel.

  43. I’ve never been so embarrassed to be a Cowboys fan.

    I’d have thought the results of the last twenty years would have done it for you.

  44. .
    officialgame says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Spoken like Jerry’s houseboy. Prescott has never taken a knee, never spoke out and never taken any action. By the way Malcom Jenkins (who never took a knee) met with an owners group last year and got them to commit to 80 million for social justice causes, education and raise awareness.
    .
    when did it leave the communities and become the NFL’s responsibility to fund this social make over?

  45. 700level cheers for those communists up in Philly who like to tear this country apart. I’d like to see Malcolm and the boys show their big stones in a room full of vets or active duty military and protest during the anthem. Their tunes would change quickly.

  46. “Black on black” crime is a misleading term. It leads people to believe that black people are inherently more violent, especially against their own race, and that it is an issue unique to them. In most cases of violent crime, the victim and the offender are the same race. This is a product of racially segregated neighborhoods. It’s common sense that if you’re going to harm someone, it’s going to be someone within close proximity. Also, people protesting because the cops are supposed to be the ones who they turn to for help. But if the cops are killing them, too, who can they turn to? So if you’re asking why people aren’t protesting “black on black” crime (which, as I’ve already explained, is a bit of a myth), then you’re equating cops to civilian citizens, which is wrong. Cops take an oath to protect and serve, and civilians pay them to do that job. Cops are held to a higher standard, the same way we hold doctors and lawyers to higher standards. This is not that hard to understand, and if the NFL (and some of you fans) would pull your heads out of the sand long enough to acknowledge it, the kneeling would probably stop. But so many people feel like they have to pick sides and stay loyal to their perceived political “teams” which means defending the most obvious wrongs.

  47. How convenient. What’s sad is there have been tons of players that have taken action. The fact that a lot of people don’t know that and choose to twist the whole narrative of what the protest is about shows why they should be able to kneel. Some people just don’t get it but if they refuse to ignore facts then I guess they never will.

  48. 49ersfury says:
    July 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    What a load of crap from Dak. How are you going to take action when you can’t even take a knee because you’re scared of retribution from your team owner.

    NFL players have no sense of sacrifice or unity. That’s why their union has no power.

    ————

    Well for starters they could “take action” on their own time!!

  49. If only there were more players like Dak. He has his head screwed on straight and knows there are more effective ways to tackle issues.

  50. jimcross1957 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.
    ————————————————————————————–

    You REALLY don’t know what your talking about. Black men who do all those things are still being gunned down by the police. Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Amen Dak…and I’m an Eagles fan! Protesting the National Anthem has only caused greater racial divide. I know that wasn’t the intent, but that’s been the result. A great cause, but a horrible platform.

  52. suncawy says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    Malcolm Jenkins – are you listening? Here’s someone who actually gets it. Dak is more intelligent than Malcolm.

    _________________

    How so? Malcolm Jenkins hasn’t even knelt. He believes players should have that choice though. Plus he has done way more to solve the disconnect between police and the community. What exactly has Dak done pertaining to this issue? Actions speak louder than words.

  53. jimcross1957 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    ———

    How’d that work out for Philando Castille? You can’t seriously be this dense.
    —————————————————————————–
    His statement is part of the truth, but certainly not all of it obviously. For instance, the Castille case is one of a comparatively small number of instances of law enforcement brutality and must not be tolerated. The narrative, however, that the police are on a mission to kill blacks or have a vendetta against them is false.

  54. clayton268921 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:49 pm
    At this point kneeling only hurts their cause.

    —————————————————–

    Sitting/kneeling hasn’t helped their cause at all. It’s done more to turn people off than convince people to make changes. The left will never admit it, but the only discussions that have been held in the last 2 yrs have been about patriotism and the significance of the flag, not police brutality. It also shows how much SJW logic has taken hold of the left and American society.

    When you use a poorly thought-out strategy, don’t be surprised when things don’t go your way and the results aren’t what you want.

  55. officialgame says:

    Spoken like Jerry’s houseboy. Prescott has never taken a knee, never spoke out and never taken any action.
    =================================================

    Perhaps because he does not agree with the protesters. I suppose that never occurred to you. He’s visited the families of murdered police officers.

  56. cletuspstillwaterjr says:

    Being a black man I can tell you the problem is not solved. I have been assaulted by a police officer.

    ///////////////////////////

    As a young man I was told by the police to leave an area, I responded with a smart mouth response. The officer put the business end of his night stick in my belly dropping me to my knees trying to catch my breath. I love ice tea and turkey sandwiches and oh yeah I’m white. My fault all of that took place, I’m not taking a knee because of it. I learned from it and moved on.

  57. stillabengalsfan says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:20 pm
    savethebs says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    jimcross1957 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    ———

    How’d that work out for Philando Castille? You can’t seriously be this dense.

    —-

    Philando Castille had robbed a convenience store the day prior, and had a gun in his lap at the time he was shot.

    _________________

    This is totally false and has been proven wrong. The whole convenient store thing was a rumor created by some conservative news group and he never had a gun in his lap. It’s sick that so many people agree with this as well. Dang, y’all need to do your research instead of believing everything you see and hear.

  58. One more point: If, when referring to all of this, you call it “protesting the national anthem,” you are part of the problem. No one is protesting the anthem, they are protesting DURING the anthem. It’s not the players’ fault that you can’t (or won’t) understand the difference.

  59. The social injustice lies , as well as players ( Bennett ) who make false statements about racial injustice by Police to fuel a fire that had no business being started in the first place. Media outlets that reported Bennett’s claims as fact until video evidence proved he was lying and not a peep to recant the support of Bennett by aid media outlets….Not a word…Add the fuel to the fire but never ever extinguish it because it does not fit an agenda …..disgusting

  60. favresthumbdrive says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    *******************

    Best example of white privilege I’ve seen in quite awhile.

    Finally someone has defined the white privilege that I’ve been afforded
    my whole life. Now I got it…I’ll amend my behaviors.

    IS that what we’re calling common sense now? White privilege? Interesting. Soooooo you should just be able to do anything you want then scream racism to get out of it…..again, interesting.

  61. As anEagles fan, whose hatred of Dallas runs thru my veins, just the same as they hate me. I could respect his stance, but it’s fraudulent. This has nothing to do with the issue, it’s all about getting a new contract, putting up pedestrian numbers. He is not an elite QB, nor will he ever be, he was texted or voice mailed to tow the company line…it’s all about making Jerry look good.

  62. akaodoyle says:
    If I was black, I am not sure I would see a reason to be all that jazzed about the country as well.
    ———–
    Cool. I will happily financially sponsor 10 of them to leave my country permanently. It will only cost them their US citizenship. Also, should they get caught trying to sneak back in it would be a life sentence.

    Who is with me? Numbers wise I am pretty sure we can get this done.

  63. “The ironic part is if more powerful white men cared about social injustice as much as Jerry cares about his team we wouldn’t even be having this conversation”
    ———————————-

    Always the white man’s fault, huh?

    What exactly have the hundreds/thousands of powerful black millionaire athletes done about ‘social injustice’ other than take a knee and disrespect the flag.

  64. “It’s nearly 50/50 between whites and minorities getting shot, but white’s make up a way bigger percentage of the population. The problem is proportional”
    ———————————-

    No, it’s not.

  65. stillabengalsfan says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    savethebs says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    jimcross1957 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

    ———

    How’d that work out for Philando Castille? You can’t seriously be this dense.

    —-

    Philando Castille had robbed a convenience store the day prior, and had a gun in his lap at the time he was shot.

    ___

    No he did not have a gun in his lap and was a carrying legally.
    He was NOT wanted for armed robbery nor was he a suspect that is a fake story pushed by fox and the other fake news outlet breitbert.
    They pulled his car over as their freely available audio recording states he “RESEMBLED a robbery suspect” and used a blown brake light as the excuse to pull.
    congrats on spreading the social injustice smear campaign by the outlets noted above.

  66. DooDooBrown says:
    July 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    “Black on black” crime is a misleading term. It leads people to believe that black people are inherently more violent, especially against their own race, and that it is an issue unique to them. In most cases of violent crime, the victim and the offender are the same race. This is a product of racially segregated neighborhoods. It’s common sense that if you’re going to harm someone, it’s going to be someone within close proximity. Also, people protesting because the cops are supposed to be the ones who they turn to for help. But if the cops are killing them, too, who can they turn to? So if you’re asking why people aren’t protesting “black on black” crime (which, as I’ve already explained, is a bit of a myth), then you’re equating cops to civilian citizens, which is wrong. Cops take an oath to protect and serve, and civilians pay them to do that job. Cops are held to a higher standard, the same way we hold doctors and lawyers to higher standards. This is not that hard to understand, and if the NFL (and some of you fans) would pull your heads out of the sand long enough to acknowledge it, the kneeling would probably stop. But so many people feel like they have to pick sides and stay loyal to their perceived political “teams” which means defending the most obvious wrongs.

    ——————————————————–

    +1,000,000

  67. ooDooBrown says:
    July 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    “Black on black” crime is a misleading term. It leads people to believe that black people are inherently more violent, especially against their own race, and that it is an issue unique to them. In most cases of violent crime, the victim and the offender are the same race. This is a product of racially segregated neighborhoods. It’s common sense that if you’re going to harm someone, it’s going to be someone within close proximity. Also, people protesting because the cops are supposed to be the ones who they turn to for help. But if the cops are killing them, too, who can they turn to? So if you’re asking why people aren’t protesting “black on black” crime (which, as I’ve already explained, is a bit of a myth), then you’re equating cops to civilian citizens, which is wrong. Cops take an oath to protect and serve, and civilians pay them to do that job. Cops are held to a higher standard, the same way we hold doctors and lawyers to higher standards. This is not that hard to understand, and if the NFL (and some of you fans) would pull your heads out of the sand long enough to acknowledge it, the kneeling would probably stop. But so many people feel like they have to pick sides and stay loyal to their perceived political “teams” which means defending the most obvious wrongs.

    ———-

    What you say has some merit. But why then even though blacks make up less than 20% of the population do they still murder one another in much higher numbers? And again, where are the protests against this sad situation?

  68. Don’t run. Don’t resist. Don’t lie. Say yes sir and no sir. Don’t carry a weapon. Say thank you and no sir and you’ll likely NOT get shot by the police just for being black. End of police brutality against blacks. No need to protest anymore. Kneel for another cause. Next! Can we just play football now?

  69. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by those still commenting that this was an anthem protest. I swear the ignorance in this COUNTRY is soul crushing. meh.

  70. As a young man I was told by the police to leave an area, I responded with a smart mouth response. The officer put the business end of his night stick in my belly dropping me to my knees trying to catch my breath. I love ice tea and turkey sandwiches and oh yeah I’m white. My fault all of that took place, I’m not taking a knee because of it. I learned from it and moved on
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    What? Yea ok so you think it’s ok for a cop to hit someone in the stomach with a night stick just for making a comment?? Why do I not believe your story? So if a dirty cop assaults an innocent person, does that cop deserve a beating or worse? You know, since they’re breaking the law and all. Or do you think cops can abuse their power and everyone has to accept it?

  71. thefiesty1 says:
    July 27, 2018 at 6:35 pm
    Don’t run. Don’t resist. Don’t lie. Say yes sir and no sir. Don’t carry a weapon. Say thank you and no sir and you’ll likely NOT get shot by the police just for being black. End of police brutality against blacks. No need to protest anymore. Kneel for another cause. Next! Can we just play football now?
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    The leftists want you to believe that police officers just go up to black people and shoot them in the head totally out of the blue for absolutely no reason.

  72. bird2urmother says:
    July 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    As a young man I was told by the police to leave an area, I responded with a smart mouth response. The officer put the business end of his night stick in my belly dropping me to my knees trying to catch my breath. I love ice tea and turkey sandwiches and oh yeah I’m white. My fault all of that took place, I’m not taking a knee because of it. I learned from it and moved on
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    What? Yea ok so you think it’s ok for a cop to hit someone in the stomach with a night stick just for making a comment?? Why do I not believe your story? So if a dirty cop assaults an innocent person, does that cop deserve a beating or worse? You know, since they’re breaking the law and all. Or do you think cops can abuse their power and everyone has to accept it?
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    Hey chief, the moral of his story is be respectful to police officers.

  73. Jenkins continues to do great work with the police departments and community and has said he plans on complying as his point was made . Kaep is out of the league . As is Reid . You can probably count the players that are going to protest on one hand. seems to me the only people that are continuing to make this an issue are Trump and the clueless owners .

  74. Cowboys fans are fish in a pond…So easy to bait, and always biting. Ok, tell me again the most mediocre franchise in sports net worth again . But before you do that , grab a mirror, take a look, and tell me how much of it is yours.

  75. bird2urmother says:
    July 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    As a young man I was told by the police to leave an area, I responded with a smart mouth response. The officer put the business end of his night stick in my belly dropping me to my knees trying to catch my breath. I love ice tea and turkey sandwiches and oh yeah I’m white. My fault all of that took place, I’m not taking a knee because of it. I learned from it and moved on
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    So because you are fine with being assaulted by a police officer the rest of us should be too? That is some logic you got going on.

  76. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    jimcross1957 says:

    Three steps to end social injustice.
    1. Don’t do illegal stuff.
    2. Don’t run from the cops.
    3. Comply with the officers.
    Follow these simple rules, problem solved.

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    Being a Marine’s Dad I do not believe in taking a knee. Being a black man I can tell you the problem is not solved. I have been assaulted by a police officer. I didn’t commit a crime or run from him. I found out later he was having a bad night and I suffered for it.

    As a former bouncer for many years I can tell you for 100% certain that you do not have to be black to be assaulted by an officer for no legit reason. Stop presenting that whites never suffer at the hands of the minority of bad police in this country. It’s inaccurate and prejudicial. Just consider how many comments have been published (you know who you are)that broad brush all whites b/c of the action of a few . I accept that Chicago is not exclusively populated by people who murder within their own race and don’t judge all other blacks based on those actions. Save the bs indeed.

  77. For all of those people who say that kneeling, “isn’t taking real action”, I ask of you: what is “real action”?
    One comment stated: “If you don’t stand, you are against God, country, and president”. Are you kidding me? How is kneeling “against God”?
    NFL players are given a huge platform to express their beliefs. If YOU don’t like it, then don’t watch. We have no right to tell NFL players what to do. Buying a ticket doesn’t make you the players’ master.

  78. DooDooBrown says:
    July 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    “Black on black” crime is a misleading term. It leads people to believe that black people are inherently more violent, especially against their own race, and that it is an issue unique to them. In most cases of violent crime, the victim and the offender are the same race. This is a product of racially segregated neighborhoods. It’s common sense that if you’re going to harm someone, it’s going to be someone within close proximity. Also, people protesting because the cops are supposed to be the ones who they turn to for help. But if the cops are killing them, too, who can they turn to? So if you’re asking why people aren’t protesting “black on black” crime (which, as I’ve already explained, is a bit of a myth), then you’re equating cops to civilian citizens, which is wrong. Cops take an oath to protect and serve, and civilians pay them to do that job. Cops are held to a higher standard, the same way we hold doctors and lawyers to higher standards. This is not that hard to understand, and if the NFL (and some of you fans) would pull your heads out of the sand long enough to acknowledge it, the kneeling would probably stop. But so many people feel like they have to pick sides and stay loyal to their perceived political “teams” which means defending the most obvious wrongs.

    Very eloquent, and misguided. It’s difficult to live up to an oath that places you into what amounts to a war zone. The police in this country had a tough enough job before black lies matter threw “hands up don’t shoot” at us while burning Ferguson and looting the businesses of it minority owners. There has been a deliberate, concerted effort to do everything possible to undermine police in this country. I cannot understand why anyone in this country would want to be a cop for any amount of money. And the hilarious part is that you can’t even see the hypocrisy. Everyone wants the situation to improve but it’s hard when you only require one half of the problem to change.

  79. yg20910 says:

    seems to me the only people that are continuing to make this an issue are Trump and the clueless owners .
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    Then explain why the NFLPA is having a hissyfit over the new policy. They’ve kept the issue going when the league tried to end it.

  80. Wow, my “3 step plan” really caused some waves. Funny thing is, I never mentioned race in my comment. My comment was truly meant to everyone. White, Black, Asian, men, women, etc. etc. Everyone on here just took their own direction on this. Are there Cops out there that take their bad days out on the opposite race, probably, but I still stand by my statement. Don’t do the crime, don’t run and comply. Some will always be the,”well there was 1 guy” and “the stats show 50/50”, etc. etc. I just say, if EVERYONE followed those 3 steps, the world would be in a lot better state. Bring back football!!!!!

  81. Nobody cares what a third string quarterback on a last place team has to say Dak.

    Besides, shouldnt you and Sean and the rest of Garretts Guys be planning out who to railroad next?

    Jerry Jones and Carrot Top 4-Ever!!!

  82. Lifetime MSST Bulldogs & avid Dak Prescott fan
    Native Starkvegas citizen Home of the Bulldogs

    But Dak

    #1 – There’s nothing silent about kneeling son
    #2 – What if it DID affect you
    You SAID it didn’t
    A bit selfish
    #3 – I also want more & better but
    you’re downplaying the power of
    this protest
    &
    It wasn’t disrespectful of our
    military, vets (which I’m one),
    or our country nor anthem

    #4 – You wear pink for breast cancer
    awareness during the anthem
    This along with all other
    awareness is a silent protest
    of sorts saying our country’s
    not doing enough

    All types of awareness is a type of shade thrown towards something & someone

    But for our owner to say his mindset speaks for me or HIS players speaks to something you’ve yet to learn

    And I will STILL uphold you vs all the critics against you & your play

    YOU’RE TOP DAK as a QB
    I just disagree with you here

  83. The issue gets confused as people speak on various parts of it & it’s misconstued in whole FAR too often

    The protest aren’t about white NOT suffering at the hands of police
    It’s about disparities when blacks suffer vs whites

    It not about lawbreakers not committing the crimes to warrant police intervention, it’s about excessive use of force & killing of unarmed blacks

    It’s about the clear cases of shooting unarmed men standing/sitting w/out threat, running away, he do behind the back etc & still being shot
    &
    Being caught on video

    It’s about not only officers being acquitted despite clear evidence but those who are convicted as proof this occurs far too often for expert law enforcement

    It’s about undercover stings that bust crooked racist cops making racial comments about doing another n-word in,,, (killing anither n-word)

    It’s about overwhelming proif that MORE, not nothing, needs to be done to stop this social injustice

    Quit confusing the issues & please be fair & impartial & please, Please, PLEASE SEEK GOD OUR JUDGE & MAKER OF US ALL
    Regardless of what WE think

  84. I actually thought it was a creative way to bring an issue to the people, The problem is when average Americans Police and Military saw it as a slander against the Flag, they should have stopped. Then as I saw 9 out of 10 arrests/banning for cheating (peds) here I started wondering if it wasn’t a way to have the right to NOT act Civically and Legally Responsibly, It was the right to continue behaving badly while still being the victim.

  85. Opposing two of those are just about the most decent thing a human being can do. If I was black, I am not sure I would see a reason to be all that jazzed about the country as well.

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    A sign of intelligence on pft. Well said sir!

  86. bastardfromhell says:
    July 27, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    I stand in my living room for the anthem and I am a veteran. I kneel only for the fallen. A true Veteran would never coward down and use the anthem as a form of protest.
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    There is like a 99% chance that you’re lying, too.

  87. flviking says:
    July 27, 2018 at 5:46 pm
    cletuspstillwaterjr says:

    Being a black man I can tell you the problem is not solved. I have been assaulted by a police officer.

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    As a young man I was told by the police to leave an area, I responded with a smart mouth response. The officer put the business end of his night stick in my belly dropping me to my knees trying to catch my breath. I love ice tea and turkey sandwiches and oh yeah I’m white. My fault all of that took place, I’m not taking a knee because of it. I learned from it and moved on.
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    That smart mouth just proved THEIR point. You lived to tell about it. They’re protesting for the ones that didn’t.

  88. – Sell loose cigarettes = choked to death.
    – Kill 9 people at bible study = free meal and able to live to talk about it.
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    Does that clarify things for you?

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