Wednesday, September 27, 2017

EDITORIAL >> Jerry Jones on his knee

That was a dramatic gesture when the visiting Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones knelt down with his players and then stood up with their arms locked Monday night before their game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Jones, who was raised in the Rose City community in North Little Rock, was expected to urge his team not to join protests that are spreading across the NFL. He was, after all, a major supporter of Donald Trump and gave his inaugural committee $1 million.

The fans booed the Cowboys, but the billionaire owner of America’s Team felt he had to take a stand without disrespecting the flag. Everyone stood during the playing of the national anthem, but Jones and the Cowboys sent a powerful message to the president: No player should be called names and everyone must have the right to speak and act their conscience on and off the field.