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Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on Sunday that, "Any player who disrespects the flag or does not stand for the anthem will not play in the game".

Jones sought to ensure players that he saw the bigger picture on how the situation is impacting the business side of the NFL.

These statements from Jones come the month after he joined his team in taking a knee during the national anthem prior to the Cowboys playing against the Arizona Cardinals last week.

Jones later clarified he meant kneeling or sitting during the anthem was what he considered disrespectful. A local labor union has filed a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board against the Cowboys, claiming Jones' threats prevent allowable, "concerted activity" at work.

King added via another tweet: "Players told me Jerry is even dictating how they hold their hands, their helmet, etc. during the anthem".

National Football League players have been kneeling during the anthem this season to highlight racial injustice this season but Jones reiterated in a team meeting on Wednesday that he would no longer tolerate the practice.

Following widespread protests in the wake of Trump's comments, Jones and the Cowboys knelt before the anthem but then stood during it. Or if somebody says, 'I'm kneeling for what I believe in, ' ... then they should be able to do that because that's what this country is about.

"Scandrick's reaction would support recent leaks out of the Cowboys locker room that suggest players were upset with Jones prohibiting anthem protests after his pre-anthem kneeling display in Week 3".

Rathke said there is no distinction between benching a player for a game or firing him outright by releasing him. "The players are here to serve me, they will do what I want no matter how much I pay them".

Bailey said the team's focus did not appear to be affected Wednesday.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday night to praise Jones for his stance. "I like that song", said Scandrick. "The message, it will be out".

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