Jerry Jones, Cowboys take a knee before National Anthem

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team in a kneel on the field during Monday Night Football.

Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones joined his entire team in kneeling before the national anthem Monday night.

Jones then stood with the players and interlocked arms throughout the song. Many players, including star running back Ezekiel Elliott, remained kneeling.

The amount of protests around the NFL ballooned this weekend in the wake of President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem. Only four players were observed kneeling or sitting last weekend, and two others raised their fists.

During a rally in Alabama Friday night, Trump criticized NFL players who lodge protests by kneeling during the national anthem.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a (explicit) off the field right now. Out. He's fired! He's fired!" he said.

He has since tweeted several times on the issue.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in August he wasn't a fan of the anthem protests spreading.

"I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have," Jones said during his weekly radio appearance on KRLD-FM 105.3. "I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it."

The Cowboys tweeted a picture with the hashtag #FootballIsFamily.

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