The Dallas Cowboys kick off their regular season in just a few days and fans are of the team are already upset with the team.
During his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, Jones once again spoke about the importance of players being able to express themselves when it comes to the National Anthem.
Jones said it would be a “huge issue” if Cowboys fans turned away from the team over national anthem protests.
“That is a huge issue — huge,” Jones said. “You know by just the nature of the way that I run the team how much I appreciate the interest that’s in the Dallas Cowboys. Now I know there’s interest just because they want to see us get beat, but still the big interest is there. I’m very sensitive to that. That’s exactly why I’ve said that I want our players to be very sensitive to just how important it is to the majority of our fans, more than any other team, the majority of our fans how sensitive they are recognizing what this great country is and what this flag stands for.”
He did, however, once again hint that he will allow players to kneel.
“I would expect the Cowboys to show great sensitivity and I hope fans will receive it — however each individual presents it — that it’s a genuine ask for help,” he said. “Because right now in our society, we got some things we need to address.”
Jones has had a strict view on national anthem protests for several years, but given the current climate in 2020, he almost had no choice but to relax on his policy as some on his team stated they would kneel anyway.