The Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones locked arms and took a knee in unity before the National Anthem on Monday ahead of Dallas' game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The protest came before the nationally televised "Monday Night Football" game on ESPN and was a result of the firestorm created by President Donald Trump last week when he said NFL players should be fired for kneeling during the National Anthem.
Jones, who told Fox Business on Sunday the anthem was no time to stage a protest, stood with his team in locked arms during the National Anthem.
Many NFL players over the weekend knelt during the anthem, and some teams opted to stay off the field. In the MLB, the Oakland Athletics' Bruce Maxwell became the first professional baseball player to kneel during the "Star Spangled Banner."
ESPN televised the National Anthem during the broadcast, which is something the network does not do during every "MNF" presentation. The crowd relentlessly booed Jones and the players while the knelt before the anthem, and the move was unexpected to many considering Jones' support of Trump during the election.
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