Posted June 14, 2018 12:50:07In a world that has become accustomed to the idea of kneeling during the national anthem to express solidarity with Black Lives Matter, this year has proven to be no exception.
With his team trailing, the Dallas Cowboys running back took a knee during the anthem before Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Cowboys will face a fourth-and-1 on the Falcons’ 27-yard line, which has been used as the setting for the anthem.
The Cowboys have been a thorn in the side of the American flag for many years, but this season has shown them that taking a knee in any way is just fine with the NFL.
Dallas Cowboys running backs coach and defensive coordinator Randy Gregory, right, has been one of the NFL’s leaders in tackling and getting to the quarterback.
Gregory said the league has not seen a lot of players taking a stand during the playing of the national anthems.
(John Bazemore/AP)”No one has really stepped up and taken a knee,” Gregory said.
“There are a few players that have taken a stand and taken the knee.
It’s one of those things where you look at the situation, you look to the players and say, ‘I think they’re making a mistake.
I think this is a bad decision.
On the field, there were some interesting observations on the topic.”
That’s where I think we’re going to be in a year.”
On the field, there were some interesting observations on the topic.
First, there was the Cowboys’ refusal to stand during pregame warmups.
This was a first.
The NFL has previously stated that it would not allow players to kneel during the game.
Gregory said the players would not stand, and that was the way it was.
“They had a lot more respect than any other team in the league, and they weren’t going to go to the sidelines,” Gregory explained.
“The first team that stood up was the team that was in the best position to win the game.”
The Cowboys, who played the New England Patriots in the season opener, won 24-17.
Gregories comments come after Dallas owner Jerry Jones announced earlier this week that the Cowboys would be playing at the new AT&T Stadium.
The stadium was constructed on the site of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, a site that has long been controversial for its racial and social issues.
In response to the Cowboys kneeling, many NFL players took a stand.
The Dallas Cowboys linebacker, DeMarcus Ware, tweeted his disapproval of the protest.
“It’s an unfortunate situation that has to be addressed.
It doesn’t reflect who we are as an organization,” Ware said.
Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman also weighed in, saying that kneeling is a symbol of racial inequality and injustice.
“When a black man kneels for our country, it’s an affront,” Sherman tweeted.
“He doesn’t deserve the privilege of kneeling.”
Former NFL running back Reggie Bush, who is Black, tweeted that he supports the kneeling players.
“As a black athlete, I stand with all the players who are kneeling today for the National Anthem.
We all have the same goal: justice for those unjustly denied due process,” Bush tweeted.”
There are some who want to be a part of this,” he continued.
“As players, we are obligated to stand together for justice, regardless of race.
We stand for unity.
The moment we don’t stand together is when injustice takes place.
I stand for justice for all.”
Former New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was among the players kneeling during an anthem before his first game in the NFL, the 2013 season opener against the Chicago Bears.