Countless NFL players have protested the National Anthem since Colin Kaepernick started the practice last year, but not every NFL player is tempted to join in. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott just made his stance on the protest very clear.
Prescott says he's "not at all" tempted to protest the National Anthem. Instead, he sees it as an act of respect.
“I mean, it’s bigger than I think some of us think,” Prescott told Yahoo Sports on in his interview “It’s just important for me to go out there, hand over my heart, represent our country and just be thankful and not take anything I’ve been given and my freedom for granted.”
The Dallas Cowboys, as a team, have continued to show the National Anthem the respect it is deserved. Throughout the 2016-1017 season, they resisted the trend to join Kaepernick in his defiance. That's in part because of the opinion of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Although he hasn’t told his players they have to behave in a specific way to act when the anthem is played.
“I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have,” said Jones. “I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it.”
Jones and his star quarterback clearly share the same mentality about the National Anthem. It's refreshing to see an athlete who hasn't let the success go to their head. Prescott is pretty in the moment and aware of what he owes to the country that gave him the opportunity to flourish in sports.
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