Jerry Jones On the Cowboys Protesting: 'I Hope our Fans Understand our Players Need Help'

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By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined the K&C Masterpiece for his weekly appearance on Friday.

Jones was asked about defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford's comments Thursday, where he said the Cowboys players “definitely have a green light” to express themselves on this issue and that he and his teammates “want to do something that makes a boom.''

“We all do understand where I stand relative to the national anthem and the flag,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “On the other hand, I really do recognize our times we’re in. I recognize the ability of the Cowboys to use the visibility and interest we have to support the players. As I’ve said earlier, we’ll come down in a way that gives us a chance to move the ball forward. Move the ball positively forward.

"Be as effective as we can, maximizing the visibility of the Dallas Cowboys. We're the most visable thing there is in all of television in any discipline. So how do we do that? We'll do that by showing the grace to the millions that are sensitive and that the flag is a symbol of the best of America. But also recognize the times we're in and the need for social justice. There will be no angst between and the players and no angst between me and the fans."

Jones was then asked if he and the players are on the same page.

“No. No one's on the same page. That's the great thing about America. Everybody (has a different opinion.) If our players are there (on the field) they are sensitive to the public and respect what America is as it relates to the flag. I can assure you of that. I would hope that our fans, which I think that they will, will understand that our players have issues that they need help on, and they need help from the majority of America. They need help.”