President is confident that he will come out as eventual victor in this battle stating that "players will stand for the country". He said that the decline in viewership is due to players protesting during the national anthem before games, alienating fans.
Beginning with a rally last Friday in Alabama, Trump has been criticizing players who kneel during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest racial injustice.
An NFL spokesperson declined to address President Donald Trump's latest tweet on Tuesday, which called for the league to create a rule that mandates players stand for the national anthem. Even Governor Greg Abbott has shared a debunked article quoting Jones saying "You will stand for the National Anthem, or your ass will be off this team".
Jones, who previously donated $1 million towards Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, decided that it was best to stand united and indifferent with his organization on the issues regarding Trump's remarks calling for National Football League owners to fire players who've protested against the President's regime. We also want to as a complete team, as players and an organisation, be able to, whenever we can, demonstrate that unity is important and equality is important.
The US President responded on Tuesday by tweeting: "The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its knees, was loudest I have ever heard".
"You can not have people disrespecting our national anthem, our flag, our country", Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for a trip to Indiana.
As Mike Fisher of Dallas Cowboys on Scout.com, reported before the game, the team was planning to make some sort of statement during the anthem. "Make no mistake about that", Mr Jones said. That prompted scores of players, mostly African Americans, to sit or kneel on Sunday - with support from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and some team owners.
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback who at the time was playing for the San Francisco 49ers, protested police treatment of minorities by sitting during the anthem.