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Jerry Jones: Cowboys will play in entrance of fans, masks ‘grace’ on national anthem self-discipline

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expects the crew to host fans at its dwelling games this drop and addressed his most up-to-date demand on national anthem protests in his first public comments of the 2020 season on Wednesday.

Jones, 77, declined to estimate what number of fans will almost definitely be permitted to attend games in particular person at AT&T Stadium, which has a maximum capacity in extra of 100,000 below same old stipulations. On the other hand, the longtime Cowboys owner expressed self assurance in the crew’s capability to discover a stable ambiance for the dwelling crowd at its cutting-edge work facility.

“The Dallas Cowboys idea on playing soccer, and we idea on playing in entrance of our fans,” Jones said for the length of a virtual press convention from Cowboys coaching camp. “I deem or no longer it is fundamental. I deem or no longer it is fundamental individually. I deem or no longer it is fundamental for the nation.”


Jones eminent that the Cowboys would “adhere to all protocols” and “adapt them to the distinctiveness of our stadium” in exclaim to host a crowd. Previously, the franchise presented that it may put a discover on season mark packages for the 2020 season and limit capacity at AT&T Stadium to conform with native public health pointers.

A series of NFL groups, including the Sleek York Jets and Sleek York Giants, are expected to play with out any fans in attendance this drop. The NFL presented earlier this summer that any fans who are permitted to attend games will almost definitely be required to put on face masks.

“We can bear our challenges, the these who will almost definitely be there’ll almost definitely be there at their bear volition simply because the gamers which shall be out on this enviornment for the Cowboys are here because they’ve chosen to be here,” Jones added. “Our fans will almost definitely be in the stadium because they’ve chosen to be there.”


Jones additionally addressed the chance of player national anthem protests this season in the wake of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.

The Cowboys bear a longstanding policy that gamers have to stand for the anthem old to games. Jones didn’t exclaim whether or no longer that policy would remain in get this season, however he eminent that he would work with gamers to craft the crew’s manner to the topic, given the ongoing protests in opposition to racial injustice.

“I in fact have not got one thing else to point up to now because the set I’m standing with the flag and the set the Cowboys stand,” Jones said. “I in fact have not got one thing else to point regarding my gamers and my give a boost to of the gamers. What I close need us to masks and be a phase of is a be conscious called ‘grace.’ No longer finest grace in our actions however grace in our working out of the set they’re coming from.”


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