Another day has passed and Jerry Jones continues to get called out for his silence, but this time it’s from a player on his team.
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy recently sat down with ESPN reporter Todd Archer for an interview and promptly called out the Dallas Cowboys owner for his silence over the past few weeks despite what is going on the country.
McCoy thinks Jones speaking out could have a bigger impact.
“The Dallas Cowboys are the most recognized franchise in the world. They can get behind it, whether it’s the players or just being in the movement, period, and showing their support,” McCoy told ESPN. “It would be great to hear a statement from the Cowboys, great to hear a statement from Jerry Jones in support of everything that’s going on. Will that get me in trouble saying that? I don’t know, but the truth is it needs to be said. The problem is people are afraid to have the conversations.”
It was just this offseason when McCoy got signed to a 3-year deal by the Dallas Cowboys.
McCoy’s message came shortly after ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith publicly addressed Jones on First Take, saying “I’m not going to rest until we hear something from Jerry Jones.”
Jones has never been shy about speaking out, even going as far to state how players on his team are required to stand on the field for the national anthem regardless of any rules the NFL might adopt on the matter back in 2018.
“I do think this recent effort by the league office and the players association to have discussions … is a worthy effort,” Jones said during a news conference Wednesday at the team’s training camp site in Oxnard, California. “And that’s what you’re seeing happen right now. But in general, I will speak for one, and everybody knows where we stand, and we stand as a team.”
Jones added that the Cowboys do not support players who chose to remain in the locker room during the anthem.
“Our policy is that you stand at the anthem, toe on the line,” said Jones when asked if he would support a player staying in the locker room during the anthem.