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Jerry Jones National Anthem Stance Puts Cowboys in MNF Spotlight

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Members of the New England Patriots kneel during the National Anthem before a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxboro, Massachusetts. What will Jerry Jones' Cowboys do Monday night? (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 25 Sep 2017 03:01 PM

During Monday Night Football's national anthem, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his team will be in the spotlight after Jones said he does not approve of sitting or kneeling during the anthem.

ESPN does not normally televise the anthem for Monday Night Football but plans to do so tonight amid the national news story sparked by President Donald Trump's controversial comments in Alabama on Friday about athletes who protest by sitting or taking a knee during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The protests also will be featured on ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” and it is expected the commentators during the game will discuss the controversy, The Wrap reported.

Jones, who donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration fund, said previously in multiple interviews that he thinks his players should stand to respect the flag.

No Cowboys player has protested during the national anthem up to this point, but the team has not made any announcement about what they plan to do Monday night. 

Trump’s comments that NFL owners should fire players who don’t stand for the anthem prompted about 130 players to protest during Sunday's NFL games, including all but one of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Arizona Cardinals, the Cowboys' opponent tonight, have similarly not announced whether they plan to protest during the national anthem.

Many Twitter commenters felt Jones was right to expect players to stand for the anthem.

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During Monday Night Football's national anthem, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his team will be in the spotlight after Jones said he does not approve of sitting or kneeling during the anthem.
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