Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott doesn’t care if you don’t like his opinion on kneeling for the National Anthem. The third-year QB recently made headlines when he agreed with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that the field is no place for protesting social injustice.
Dak recently doubled down on his thoughts that players who kneel in protest are “controversial”
Prescott said he understood the reasons behind the protests, which began with former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick two years ago and were continued by a number of other players across the league, most notably Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.
But Prescott said he believed it was the wrong time and venue in which to protest.
“I am not oblivious to it,” Prescott told the Star-Telegram after practice Thursday. “You get on social media, you see It. It doesn’t bother me. I said what I said. You have an opinion. Everyone else has an opinion. They are entitled to it as well. I accepted what they said and respect it. They should respect mine.”
Prescott regrets nothing he said.
“I never said I didn’t believe in social injustice and things that were going on. I just said I didn’t think that the national anthem was the time.
“For me, the game of football has been such a peace. It’s a moment for me to be at peace. I don’t think kneeling or standing is creating a solution for us.”
Since Jones made this statement, the NFL has decided to revisit this rule and reportedly advised Jones not to speak to the media on the topic.