Jerry Jones, Cowboys Kneel Before National Anthem

Posted September 27, 2017

"The message of equality was pushed aside by the controversy" over the national anthem, Jones said.

Jason Garrett vs. the Arizona Cardinals Garrett is 0-3 against the Cardinals. "I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault and my fault only", he said.

The Cowboys - including tough-talking owner Jerry Jones - took a knee and locked arms before the national anthem during "Monday Night Football" in what the boss of America's Team called a show of "unity".

- Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) September 25, 2017Five teams - #Jets, #Vikings, #Bears, #Bengals, & #Texans - linked arms as a sign of solidarity & support. "Make no mistake about that", Jones said in the aftermath.

Elliott had 80 yards on 22 carries, including a 30-yard run to make up for last week's lack of effort against the Denver Broncos. Phil Dawson's 37-yard field goal cut the lead to 21-17 with 6:35 left.

NOTES: Dallas made its 79th appearance on "Monday Night Football", second most in NFL history behind the Miami Dolphins (82).

Prescott did just that, scoring the Cowboys' first touchdown by somersaulting over two Arizona defenders on a 10-yard run in the second quarter, after Dallas got off to a awful start offensively. "It was a tough game", Witten said. It was a great performance by him.

"We have to do something", one player told the Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill.

The Cardinals outgained the Cowboys 152 yards to 52 in the first half. They outgained the Cowboys 152-57. Arizona had a 152-57 advantage in yards and dominated time of possession 19:34 to 9:41.

Fitzgerald tied a career-high with 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown.

Before Dallas even had a first down, Arizona mounted a almost nine-minute drive but a touchdown pass to Brown was negated by a holding penalty and Phil Dawson's 36-yard field goal try was wide right.

Key Stat Elliott, who led the National Football League in runs of 10 yards (48) or more and 20 yards (nine) or more has one carry of 10 yards or more in 33 carries this season.

Jerry Jones was on the sideline with his Cowboys taking a knee before the national anthem and then locking arms with his players during the anthem's performance.

"The official Twitter account for Dallas Cowboys tweeted a photo of the decision with the caption "#FootballIsFamily".

In fact, by kneeling before the anthem and not during, their "symbol of unity" further sullies the protest that started a year ago while Obama was still in office.

"The childishness, the gratuitous fear-mongering and race baiting has become so consistent that we nearly expect it, the bar has been lowered so far", Gregg Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, told reporters. "It was a game that came down to the fourth quarter and we had a chance to win, but we couldn't pull it out at the end like we needed to". "We just wanted to show that we weren't going to be divided by that".

US President Donald Trump has been locked in a dayslong feud with NFL players, owners and league officials over the symbolic protests aimed to draw attention to racial injustice. They rose arm-in-arm just before the singing of the anthem by Arizona native Jordin Sparks.

He says: "Athletes have the same rights everybody else does, and if there's a strength in our democracy it's that we are encouraged to exercise those rights and speak out and to hold people in power in check".