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Sport Cowboys to be among NFL teams in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout

21:20  13 november  2019
21:20  13 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

  Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams Colin Kaepernick to hold pro day-style workout for NFL teams

Count the Dallas Cowboys among NFL teams who will be in attendance at exiled quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta on Saturday.

a football player holding a bat on a baseball field: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.© Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

Although Cowboys coach Jason Garrett would not confirm it during a briefing with local reporters, a person with knowledge of the team’s plans told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that the team will have a representative at the workout and interview, which will be conducted at the Falcons’ headquarters. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the team's intentions.

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  Report: NFL will no longer provide list of personnel who'll attend Colin Kaepernick workout Additionally, a number of teams have contact Kaepernick’s to preemptively apologize for not being in attendance this weekend, noting they were confused by the timing of the workout. NFL executives weren’t the only ones caught off guard by the planned audition — Kaepernick himself didn’t even know about the workout until the league informed him of it, as Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. The NFL hasn’t given any indication as to why it’s holding a tryout for Kaepernick at this time, but the league wouldn’t budge on a date, time or what will happen at the workout.

The Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions confirmed earlier Wednesday that they would have a representative in attendance, and Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he was "sure" a scout from the team would be on hand.

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The Cowboys’ willingness to check out Kaepernick shouldn’t be viewed as a threat to the status of franchise quarterback Dak Prescott, whom the team has been in negotiations with for months regarding a long-term extension.

No, this is significant because of team owner Jerry Jones’ stance denouncing the type of national anthem protests that Kaepernick launched in 2016. Jones — who once locked arms with players and took a knee in unison before the anthem prior to a game at Arizona in part of a larger, league-wide response to President Trump — has declared that the Cowboys would not employ a player who does not stand at attention during the anthem with “toe on the line,” as he put it.

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Since the protests began, no Cowboys player has ever taken a knee during the anthem. And no team owner has been as publicly adamant about his position as Jones.

By sending a representative to at least evaluate Kaepernick at this point sends the message that the team is, well, open to due diligence.

Follow Jarrett Bell on Twitter @JarrettBell.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cowboys to be among NFL teams in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout

Hue Jackson thinks NFL personnel people had real interest in Kaepernick .
The coach who was slated to run Colin Kaepernick’s workout at the Falcons’ facility believes personnel people in attendance were genuinely interested in seeing what Kaepernick could do. “There’s no question in my mind that that was the case, that the people who were there were there for that reason, that they were going to [more]“There’s no question in my mind that that was the case, that the people who were there were there for that reason, that they were going to do everything they could to create the right environment for him to show his best,” former Browns and Raiders coach Hue Jackson said today on ESPN.

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