Jerry Jones was never going to bench any player for protesting during the anthem.
Maybe he will punish him in some other ways, but for the moment Irving shows that if Cowboys players have some balls nothing is going to happen to them at least in regard to benching.
Dallas Cowboys defensive end David Irving raised his right fist during the final note of the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.
All Cowboys players, including Irving, stood. Eight 49ers players, six in uniform, took a knee during the anthem.
Sunday marked the Cowboys’ first game since owner Jerry Jones’ comments two weeks ago threatening to bench any Cowboys players who did “anything that is disrespectful to the flag.” Those comments were followed by a meeting days later between Jones and players.
Jones has been silent for the last couple of days, we will see if he says anything now.