[Ed. – His patriotism and willingness to stand up for his convictions are admirable, but he can now look forward to some brutal sacks this coming season.]
The quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys said Friday that team owner Jerry Jones’s policy on standing during performances of the national anthem would not affect him because he would “never” protest during the anthem’s performance.
Dak Prescott told reporters that the performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games was not the “time or venue” for player-led protests against police brutality and racism.
“It has no affect to me because I do exactly what I’m doing and what I’ve said and what I stand by,” Prescott said of the policy. “Whether I was wearing the star or not, whether I was playing for Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones or any other owner. I believe in what I believe in, and that’s that.”
“I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so,” he added. “The game of football has always brought me such peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people.”
Prescott added that bringing “controversy” into football games lessens the experience for both players and fans.