Dak Prescott Says He Has No Plans To Protest & Disrespect The Anthem or Flag
If Dallas Cowboys fans were worried if their QB had any plans of kneeling or doing anything other than standing at attention during the National Anthem, he put his those fears to rest.
Dak Prescott said he’s “not at all” tempted to join any type of protest that has many players around the league joining in almost weekly since Colin Kaepernick kicked off the protest last year.
“I mean, it’s bigger than I think some of us think,” Prescott said in an interview with Yahoo Sports, according to SportsDayDFW.com. “It’s just important for me to go out there, hand over my heart, represent our country and just be thankful and not take anything I’ve been given and my freedom for granted.”
If Prescott decided to change his mind and participate, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear last week that he would prefer his players not do such a thing.
“I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have,” Jones said. “I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it.”