Jerry Jones Told Cowboys Players He’s Trying To Play “Bad Guy” Role To Deflect Attention From Them

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On Sunday, when Jerry Jones told his players that if they refused to stand for the National Anthem, they would be benched, the remarks were met with as much controversy and criticism as one would imagine.

However, if the comments Jerry made to his players during a recent meeting with them are to be believed, he took that hardline stance to play the villain and keep the negative attention away from members of the team. During a team meeting with players and coaches after Wednesday’s practice, Jones attempted to inform them of this fact in a discrete way.

Players aren’t revealing much about their boss’s motives, but while speaking about the meeting at a function later in the day, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott did say, “It went well. I mean we ironed out everything that we needed to at this time.”

Hmm. No big insight there, but ESPN did point out that one player said the team now feels more comfortable about their owner after wondering whether he had turned against them following his comments about punishing anthem protesters on Sunday.

You know who’s not more comfortable?  The rest of the league. Lions safety Glover Quin, who represents Detroit in the NFLPA, said that when the players association does choose to respond to Jones’ comments, they won’t be coy about their intentions. “The message will be put out,” Quin said. “The message, it will be out. Clearly.”

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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