The Dallas Cowboys team captain addressed the controversial National Football League protests from training camp on Friday.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) in July filed a grievance against the NFL over the league's policy requiring players to remain standing during the national anthem.
Jerry and Stephen Jones spent the beginning of last week mining the Dallas Cowboys training camp facility in Oxnard, California.
The issue erupted in 2016 when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting police brutality, social injustice and racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem. I just couldn't accept the way it happened at this particular case tonight.
Prescott, 25, recently said, "I'd never protest during the anthem, and I don't think that's the time or the venue to do so".
Us as a team, we chose to stand together for the national anthem. The Seahawks were among the first teams to demonstrate as a team, linking arms as a show of "unity" that season. "We're going to stand as one", Elliott said, according to the Dallas Morning News. We're going to stand as one.
Charlton, like every Cowboy questioned on the issue, said he would stand for the anthem. But before getting into more details on any obstacles the Cowboys may be facing in 2018, let's take a look at what some of the other teams across the league will be dealing with as well.
I think it's unfortunate that you have owners like him that use his position to intimidate and intentionally thwart even the idea of his players thinking individually or having a voice about issues that affect their communities daily, which is unfortunate.
This strong statement made by Elliott further sets the tone for the team with the firm notion that the entire team supports the stance that Jones has taken.