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Sports Cowboys DT Dontari Poe says he’ll talk to Jerry Jones, plans to kneel during national anthem

01:31  24 august  2020
01:31  24 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Poe plans to meet with Jerry Jones . Poe signed a two-year, .5 “I talked to a couple of players [about] how he is and all of them pretty much told me the same thing Grady Jarrett (97) and Dontari Poe (92) kneel during the national anthem as members of the Atlanta Falcons during a 2017 game.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said earlier this month he would show "grace" in deciding the team's Regardless what Jones says or his teammates decide to do, nose tackle Dontari Poe has made up his What to Read Next. Cowboys DT Dontari Poe to kneel during national anthem , talk to Jerry

FRISCO, Texas — Cowboys defensive tackle Dontari Poe indicated earlier this summer he was considering kneeling during the national anthem.

Sunday, he confirmed that stance.

“Yeah I do still plan on kneeling,” Poe said after practice, “but we haven’t had the conversation yet.

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“Not saying that anybody else is wrong for not doing it or whatever their cause is. But I just felt like I just wanted to do it for me and the statement I wanted to make.”

Poe said he plans to talk to Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones about his desire to kneel, a trend Colin Kaepernick began in 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Poe indicated the Cowboys had a team meeting where Jones expressed “a couple of feelings.”

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Defensive tackle Dontari Poe was the lone member of the Dallas Cowboys to kneel in each of the team’s first three games this season. Despite kneeling , he received support from his teammates, as well as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones . “I had to talk with Jerry [ Jones ], had to talk with teammates

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“Told us he had an open door for us to talk to him at any time,” Poe said, “so I look forward to taking advantage of that and just getting in his ear and seeing how he’s feeling about it.”

Jones said earlier this month that after his “toe on the line,” no-kneeling stance in previous years, he hadn’t decided a 2020 team policy. But he hoped to find a solution with grace.

“That was then, two years ago,” Jones said of his 2018 stance that players must stand, “toe on the line,” for the anthem. “This is now. We’ve had very, very sensitive times.

“I have nothing to prove as far as where I’m standing with the flag and where the Cowboys stand. I have nothing to prove regarding my players and my support of the players. What I do want us to show and be a part of is a word called ‘grace.’ Not only grace in our actions but grace in our understanding of where where they’re coming from. I want our players to understand the perception of where they’re coming from regarding the flag and the sensitivity there and the many memories there. I want our fans to understand … where our players are coming from.

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Jerry Jones avoided taking a public stance on Dontari Poe 's decision to kneel . (Tom Pennington/Getty Images). Poe was the only The newly signed Cowboy vowed to do so during training camp, and followed through with his plan even as none of his Cowboys teammates joined him .

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a group of people wearing costumes: Cowboys DT Dontari Poe (92), when he was with Atlanta in 2017, kneeling with teammate Grady Jarrett (97) prior to a game. © Tim Fuller, USA TODAY Sports Cowboys DT Dontari Poe (92), when he was with Atlanta in 2017, kneeling with teammate Grady Jarrett (97) prior to a game.

“The ones who want to basically do that, to kneel, do not feel like they’re dishonoring the flag.”

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said he’ll “100 percent” support teammates who want to kneel during the anthem. Several teammates have indicated they aim to present a unified front during the anthem but no final decision has been made.

Jones said he has “rabbit ears” as he listens to the concerns surrounding the debate.

“I want to show the world I can do it with grace and come up with the right solution,” the owner/general manager added.

The Cowboys signed Poe, Kansas City’s 2011 first-round draft selection, during free agency in March. He arrives in Dallas with 118 starts, 278 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 14 pass deflections across eight seasons. After five seasons with the Chiefs, Poe spent one year in Atlanta and the last two in Carolina. He played at least 13 games each season until last year, when he tore his quad in November. Poe began training camp on the physically unable to perform list but has since been activated, gradually integrating into practices. Sunday, he participated in team drills.

Jones was in the building Sunday morning, watching practice from the sideline of the indoor turf at Cowboys headquarters.

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Soon, Poe hopes to visit the owner’s office.

“I talked to a couple of players how is he and all of them pretty much told me the same thing: Yeah, he’s willing to talk,” Poe said. “So that was encouraging from that aspect.

“There’s still words to be had between us two so we’ll do that.”

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is considering ways to address player protests during the national anthem ahead of the 2020 season. One option Jones is mulling over is an act the team has performed in the past. In 2017, the team owner and several players took a knee together before the playing of the United States national anthem and then stood when the anthem was played. "That, at the end of the day, was a recognition that we supported our players," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, according to Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today. "I knelt with our players, as you know, on a personal basis.

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