Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Jones said the players could express themselves prior to the national anthem in a similar manner to how the team handled things before their September 25 game at the Arizona Cardinals.
Jones' announcement came two weeks after the Cowboys locked arms and kneeled before the national anthem was played before their game against the Arizona Cardinals, protesting police violence against African Americans.
ESPN reported that Jones, in Wednesday's meeting with players and coaches, "said his stance on the national anthem protests was rooted in a desire to play the bad guy and deflect attention from the players, according to a source".
Earlier Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game in protest after about a dozen San Francisco players kneeled during the anthem.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who turns 75 Friday, was born in Inglewood.
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BC-FBN-NFL Protests-Benched for Kneeling, 1101 Legal experts split on if NFL can punish for anthem protestsAP Photo NAS115, TXEG101, OHJM101, CACC101, FLLAU211, NY150, NY184, NY199Eds: With AP Photos. "That's not why they're kneeling, but if it were, that would be something that would clearly be a protected activity".
"If it is a private stadium, it is not a public forum and the person imposing the rule is not a government actor", said Stephen F. Ross, director of the Penn State University Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research.
Jones said Sunday, "If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won't play".
Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week's League meeting.
"I'm hoping this doesn't go to hell and back on the labor board", Rathke said. Another said they had a better feeling for Jones' comments because at first he wondered if Jones had turned against them, according to the source. "I don't want there to be any misunderstanding as to where I want the personnel of the Cowboys to be when we're at the No. 1 workplace we have, which is the field and the sideline on game day". And commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to teams on Tuesday reiterating the language.