Following one of the most politically momentous weekends in NFL history, the eyes of the world are going to be trained on the University of Phoenix Stadium for Monday Night Football. For the Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones, the spotlight could be uncomfortable. Jones, the 74-year-old oil billionaire, has already voiced his belief this season that NFL players should “respect the flag,” in an interview with radio station 105.3 The Fan in August.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones pushed back on some NFL players' decision to involve the national anthem in their protests of racism in America. “I do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the American flag,” Jones told FOX Business at Forbes' 100th anniversary gala last week. “So that’s not the place to do anything other than honor the flag and everybody that’s given up a little bit for it." Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank was gentler in his response. “I think we have to celebrate their right to express themselves, as every American does,” Blank told Fox Business. President Trump stirred the pot over the anthem protests when he slammed players at a Friday
The 49ers signed LB Mark Nzeocha from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to a one-year deal, the team announced. In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed DL Tank Carradine on the Injured Reserve List. Nzeocha (6-3, 240) was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2015-16), he appeared in eight games and registered four tackles. He was waived by the Cowboys on September 3, 2017 and signed to the team’s practice squad on September 5. A 27-year-old native of Ansbach, Bavaria in Germany, Nzeocha attended the University of Wyoming. He appeared in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his career with 207 tackles,