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Sport Cowboys Michael Bennett stands for anthem for first time in years

04:15  05 november  2019
04:15  05 november  2019 Source:   cowboyswire.com

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There were questions regarding whether or not newly acquired Dallas Cowboys ’ defensive end Michael Bennett would be standing for the National Anthem . He hadn’t been in his previous stop, and has voiced his opinion regarding the matter on numerous occasions. That, and more, is detailed here in a piece at the New Yorker. The Dallas Cowboys have always stood for the anthem , tonight Bennett joined them. Michael Bennett standing with his Cowboys teammates during the national anthem .

Michael Bennett stood for the United States national anthem before his first game as a member of the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night against the New York Giants. Jon Machota of The Athletic captured a picture of Bennett alongside his teammates with the American flag in the background Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett both said standing on the sideline was expected after the defensive end was acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots. "I'm satisfied that, in Michael , we've got a player who knows how we do it here with the Cowboys ," Jones said on

There were questions regarding whether or not newly acquired Dallas Cowboys’ defensive end Michael Bennett would be standing for the National Anthem. He hadn’t been in his previous stop, and has voiced his opinion regarding the matter on numerous occasions. That, and more, is detailed here in a piece at the New Yorker.

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Michael Bennett (79) walks onto the field for an NFL football team practice in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. The Cowboys acquired Bennett from the New England Patriots for a conditional late-round draft pick in 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero)© AP Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Michael Bennett (79) walks onto the field for an NFL football team practice in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. The Cowboys acquired Bennett from the New England Patriots for a conditional late-round draft pick in 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Dallas Cowboys have always stood for the anthem, tonight Bennett joined them.

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Apparently, the reason defensive lineman Michael Bennett gave up his four years of protesting during the national anthem is because his new teammates asked him to when he joined the Cowboys last month. Bennett was one of the first players to join Colin Kaepernick in his protest against the country in 2016 and spent the following three seasons remaining in the locker room during the anthem . But when he took the field for the first time as a Dallas Cowboy last week, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the sidelines with his new teammates for the song.

Michael Bennett stood for the national anthem in his Dallas Cowboys debut Monday night this despite his long history of protesting during the pregame song. Bennett -- a strong Colin Kaepernick supporter who hasn't stood for the anthem since 2016 -- was spotted on the Cowboys sideline next to When he was with the Seahawks, the star pass rusher sat on the bench while the anthem played and during his time with the Patriots this year , he just stayed in the locker room. But both Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett made it clear last week after trading for Bennett that he was given specific


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always been a proponent of doing exactly this, as has head coach Jason Garrett.

There was scuttlebutt that part of the reason Bennett might stand would be the fact Dallas tore up the final year of his contract after trading for him, making him an unrestricted free agent.

There was the time last year, coincidentally on Monday Night Football against the Arizona Cardinals, where the entire team kneeled together before the Anthem played.

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The Dallas Cowboys and their new defensive lineman Michael Bennett have "reached an Quotes displayed in real- time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Factset. Bennett had his first practice with the Cowboys Tuesday morning but was not in the locker room when Cowboys owner Jerry Jone has said the team has a policy requiring players to stand for the anthem .

For the first time all season, Michael Bennett stood for the national anthem . The Seahawks defensive end, who had been sitting during the anthem to protest social inequality and the need for police reform, made the decision to stand before Thursday night's matchup against the Cardinals "I plan on sitting down," Bennett said at the time. "Like I said, I'll continue to do what I've been doing. The consequences are the consequences." Bennett added that any negotiation between the league and its players as it relates to the anthem should only happen after an NFL team signs Colin Kaepernick who

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