Jerry Jones Reportedly Made Anthem Statements To Take On \'bad Guy\' Role

So does Jerry Jones believe that all players should stand during the national anthem?

According to a report by, Jones joined players and coaches in a meeting Wednesday, where he said he made his controversial national anthem comments to draw attention from his players.

The Cowboys owner reportedly wanted his players to see the business side of football, and how protesting during the anthem could affect TV ratings and sponsors.

Jones also said he would speak to players one-on-one if they wanted to talk.

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One player said it was good to hear Jones talk because he was concerned Jones had "turned" on the team. However, another player said Jones still expected them to stand during the anthem.

Jones made headlines Sunday, when he said Cowboys players should stand for the national anthem or they will be benched. However, he clarified Tuesday that players could conduct themselves similarly to how they did in Week 3 before the Cardinals game, when they kneeled before the anthem but stood arm-in-arm when it was played.

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