Jerry Jones says the Cowboys can support his national kneeling policy of “line fingers” hymns … with the Dallas owner telling members of the media Wednesday he is considering a new rule.
The 77-year-old, who has famously threatened to host players if they kneel during the pregame song, now says he will have an open dialogue with his team on politics.
Jerry told reporters he is currently trying to find a way it pleases both protesters and staunch supporters of the flag when it comes to the team’s newest kneeling rule.
“Somewhere in the middle,” Jones said, “as we get together with our team, as we discuss with the team, somewhere in the middle there is how we will handle it.”
Jerry says he has been in contact with some powerful people on how Cowboys should move forward with politics … saying that past and current American presidents have shared their feelings with him on the issue.
“I’ve talked literally double punches with very, very engaged people,” Jones said. “I have had input from former presidents, I have had input from presidents.”
“I have had input from a cross section of our players, former players and I will continue to contribute. This is a very serious matter.”
Jones has repeatedly stated that he will treat the situation with “grace” … and added: “We will do it the way we think it is just as sensitive and has the same grace for the true feelings of everyone in mind. “