Like Frank would sing - the best is yet to come. Coming off a 13-3 season you think the Cowboys would be better than they actually are. Well, actually they are better than they are right now. But between the Zeke case or actually non-case and Cowboys protest or actually non-protest we can’t get to the best.
I thought Jerry Jones linking arms and kneeling before their week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football was a classy move. Everyone kneeled in prayer before the anthem and stood tall for the anthem.
What would Tom Landry think about the NFL Today!
By: Tom Stokes I Sports+TV Show I Oct. 16th 2017 Dallas, TX
Several players on different teams had elected to participate in some form of protest during the National Anthem, no players on the Cowboys did or even hinted at doing anything and now some are saying it’s going to happen this Sunday.
Jerry Jones made it a point to implement an anthem ban and threaten players with being benched if they participate in the Anthem Protest. That ban, plus reports of Jerry supposedly taking advice from Trump on what to do, (I can’t find any proof of this) infuriated several players on the team, according to a report from CBS.
Personally, I really would like to know what players are upset and so would you. But I think its Fake News and no one is that upset. If so they wouldn’t come forward either because it’s not Jerry Jones they would have to worry about.
Fans would more than likely take matters into their own hands, benching would be nice compared to a pissed off Cowboys fan that’s already on the verge of exploding in anger over a crippling start to what some thought would be the best season.
I mean c’mon really? This is NOW a distraction to the team. I’m not sure what could be the bigger distraction…is it the thought of The Dallas Cowboys Kneeling in Protest of the National Anthem or the actual kneeling of The Dallas Cowboys in Protest of the National Anthem. Jerry is doing everything he can to make everyone happy, but that just seems impossible, especially with the sponsors dropping like flies.
“Players were surprised Jones became the voice of the anti-protest movement, considering they had stood, and when Jones intimated he was taking cues from Donald Trump, emotions began to boil.
“This wasn’t something that was dominating conversations in that locker room up until this week,” said one agent who is close to several players on that team. “It wasn’t something guys were really talking about that much, inside the locker room or to their agents.
At first, some guys were frustrated by what Jerry said (Sunday), because this hadn’t really been a big issue or distraction for them, and by the middle of the week I know some were pissed. It was almost like he started daring somebody on his team to take a knee. At least that’s how some players started to look at it.”
I’m really not sure what would happen if one of our big named players would take a knee. I hope Jerry would follow through with the bench, but I really hope we never find out. One thing I think we can expect from a Cowboy protest is a 20 – 30% increase in ticket prices, merchandise, and food, beverages the list is long if they start protesting during the anthem.
Take the Louisiana the Sheriff as an example, He said he’s not buying Ford vehicles “Yes, the NFL players have a right to protest as they deem necessary, but we, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and the taxpayers of Bossier Parish have a right to spend our money elsewhere,” Whittington writes.
Whittington says that he has forwarded the letter to the 63 other sheriffs in Louisiana, the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association President, the National Sheriff’s Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
“We can no longer stand idly by and allow the fabric of this country to be dismantled,” Whittington writes.
Texas is included in that Ford Motor Company Ban. Why is that important to Dallas Cowboys? Have you ever noticed that big blue oval Ford logo in the back of each end zone? I can see the light bulb going off over your head right now. This is one, but not the only reason, Jerry is fighting so hard to keep our players standing for the flag and the anthem. I think it’s more of a pride thing with him than money, but it could be both equally. Not just his money “our” money and pride.
The NFL's official sponsors include mostly big consumer-facing brands like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Barclays, Bose, Bridgestone, Campbell's, FedEx, McDonald's, Microsoft, Nationwide, Nike, PepsiCo, Ticketmaster, Under Armour, and Visa. And $1.25 billion of the NFL's revenue last year came from those sponsors.
Nah, this whole kneeling in protest at games is about to be over very soon. I promise you that and me I can’t wait because I’m ready to get back to playing football. I’m not discounting what the protest is about, but the message has been watered down.
Cowboys’ fans pocketbook won’t be the only thing affected by Dallas Cowboys taking a knee during the Anthem. There’s a certain amount of pride that comes along with being a Dallas Cowboy Player and a Dallas Cowboys fan.
That pride of America’s Team built on a legacy that had been brought here by a man in a fedora hat. I cannot even grasp what Tom Landry would think about all this protest political themed games running through the NFL now.
If I had to guess, I would say he wouldn’t be very happy.
I am looking forward to getting the team back to winning football games. Oh, yea one last thing, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners (Including Jerry Jones) for collusion under the latest collective bargaining agreement.
When will this circus end? Who knows, but I’m sure Kaepernick is only suing every NFL owner because he stands for what is right and just… not for money right? Right?
Let me know your thoughts below.