The entire Dallas Cowboys team, including coaches, front office personnel, and owner Jerry Jones, locked arms and took a knee prior to the “Monday Night Football” game against the Arizona Cardinals, however, the team then stood for the national anthem.
Lisa Salters of ESPN spoke with Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson, who said the team decided to take a knee together “as a statement for equality and as a representation of unity.”
Fans at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona could be heard booing when the Cowboys took a knee.
According to Salters, Anderson added, “that’s what their players wanted to do,” and that the Cowboys players “wanted to show unity, but they were very adamant about wanting to separate that message from the national anthem.”
ESPN also reported that the Cowboys and Cardinals discussed doing something together but that negotiations fell through. The Cardinals eventually chose to stand in the end zone during the national anthem and locked arms with members of the military.
You can see the entire scene unfold here:
[UPDATE] On Tuesday morning, Trump called the Cowboys’ “big progress.”