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Sports Prescott doesn't back down from anthem stance: 'I stand by what I said'

08:26  06 august  2018
08:26  06 august  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Trump applauds Dallas Cowboys owner's anthem stance

  Trump applauds Dallas Cowboys owner's anthem stance President Donald Trump congratulated Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump tweeted Friday: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first owner to publicly say that his players would not be allowed to stay off the field during the anthem. Jones said the team's policy is "you stand at the anthem, toe on the line." However, Jones also said he understood the point of view of players who say they aren't protesting the flag or the military.

I stand by what I said ," Prescott said on Sunday, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. "Some people might have misunderstood or whatever, but I know Prescott made his comments Friday after being asked about Jerry Jones' insistence that Cowboys players " stand for the anthem , toe on the line

Dak Prescott doesn ' t back off on national anthem stance : " I stand by what I said ." Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott stood by his comments about the national anthem controversy saying he felt strongly about the football field not being the time or place to protest.

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott doesn't intend to waver from his stance that the national anthem isn't "the time or the venue" for protests, despite criticisms from around the league.

"I made my statements. I stand by what I said," Prescott said on Sunday, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. "Some people might have misunderstood or whatever, but I know what I said, and I feel strongly about what I said. It is what it is."

Prescott made his comments Friday after being asked about Jerry Jones' insistence that Cowboys players "stand for the anthem, toe on the line," even though the NFL's new anthem rule allows players to remain in the locker room.

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"It has no effect to me because I do exactly what I'm doing and what I've said and what I stand by, whether I'm wearing the star or not, playing for Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, or any other owner," Prescott said. "I believe in what I believe in and that's that."

One example of the backlash toward Prescott is a mural depicting him as the main character in the movie "Get Out."

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