One Dallas Cowboys star has had enough of people trying to blast the owner of the team he plays for.
Jerry Jones has been widely criticized for being such an outspoken owner, yet he hasn’t said one word about what is going on in the country with African-Americans fighting against police brutality and systematic racism.
Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence defended his team’s owner while speaking with Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Lawrence said “this problem is too big to fix with one man” and it shouldn’t be about what Jones says or doesn’t say.
“This whole situation has nothing to do with Jerry or anybody in Jerry’s position,” Lawrence said. “This is about us coming together and focusing on how we can make a change and how we can come together and be united. I don’t see how one man in Jerry’s position or any of those types positions can make a change. The only thing they can do is give us money to make a change. What kind of help do we need from Jerry: we need to stand on our own two feet, be the man we are supposed to be and build foundations and build centers to help our youth.”
The 28-year-old has been with the franchise since 2014 and has been a two-time Pro Bowler and was a second-team All-Pro in 2017.
The Cowboys are set to open the 2020 season on Sept. 13 against the Rams in Los Angeles.