Dontari Poe became the first Cowboy player to protest during the anthem


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The Cowboys had never opposed the player while playing the national anthem. until Sunday.

Defensive Deonteri Poe, who arrived this offseason as a free agent, said he would kneel, and he did. Assistant defensive line coach Leon Lett, along with defensive lineman Antwa Woods and Alden Smith, placed a hand on Poe’s shoulder.

Pom was the only player on the opposing team during Anthem.

NBC cut a shot from owner Jerry Jones, who had his hand on her heart. Jones has made clear his preference for players to stand with “toes on the line”, and threatened to cut off any players who were opposing a few years ago.

But times have changed, and Jones’s stance seemed to soften this lineage.

According to several reports, Ramone kneeled over several dozen players, among whom Aaron Donald, Michael Brokers and Sebastian Joseph-Day.

During the play “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, known as the Black National Anthem, the Cowboys stood on the field with the end zone. The Rams were in the locker room except for offensive lineman David Edwards and linebacker Micah Saffron, who stood for the song.