Before the Cowboys' game at Arizona on September 25, Jones and members of his family joined the players, coaches and staff on the field prior to the anthem.
Two weeks later, Jones' involvement in the kneel is coming across as nothing more than an act. A local labor union has filed a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board against the Cowboys saying Jones' threats prevent allowable, "concerted activity" at work.
"I know this, we cannot.in the National Football League in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag", Jones told reporters Sunday after the Cowboys loss to the Green Bay Packers. "Understand? We will not... if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play".
The Cowboys owner told ESPN the policy has been in place since last season, when players began kneeling in protest during the anthem.
NFL players who have demonstrated during the national anthem have said they are not disrespecting the flag, military or the anthem itself. And that happens with our players and our coaches each and every day - situations they have with their families, whether they're health concerns or some of the off-field issues that we all deal with in our lives. On Sunday, Vice-President Mike Pence left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis early after around half a dozen 49ers players knelt during the anthem. "So in that forum, I'm more of just a middleman, be an ear here in the locker room and provide feedback to them". That decision came after Donald Trump had called players who protested "sons of bitches". The union represents workers Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. "I think our team's done a really good job on that".
"The message will be put out", Quin said.