Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Dak Prescott is actually siding with President Donald Trump when it comes to NFL players protesting racial injustice during the national anthem. Prescott believes this divisiveness has no place on the field.
Prescott, 25, recently said, “I’d never protest during the anthem, and I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. The game of football has always brought me such peace, and I think it does the same for a lot of people.”
He also added, “When you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away … from that. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people.” Well, imagine the lack of joy people have when the brothers, fathers or friends are being shot and killed by police.
Dak still respects his teammates and other players who don’t feel the same way he does. Prescott added that he is more than willing to participate in ways to fight social injustice in the United States.
“I’m not naive and I’m very aware of the social injustice that we have going,” Prescott said. “But I’m about the action that we can do to fix it rather than a silent protest.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been clear from the very beginning that he is against players protesting during the National Anthem. Donald Trump, a buddy of many NFL owners, has used his platform as president to blast players who kneel during the National Anthem, saying that they don’t have any real issue to fight about because of the amount of money they make.
Maybe this his how Dak really feels or maybe this is how the franchise player on Cowboys is falling in line with his owner.