The Dallas Cowboys have knelt before the national anthem for the last time, star wide receiver Dez Bryant revealed on Friday.
What did he say?
Bryant said that for the remainder of the season, he and all of his teammates will stand in reverence during the national anthem in unity. They won't even lock arms and will place their hands over their hearts.
Bryant said: "We're going to stand. We're going to stand and put our hand over our heart and we're going to do what we did before."
What did the Cowboys do last pre-game?
During pre-game ceremonies before their matchup on Monday, the entire Cowboys team, joined by team owner Jerry Jones, kneeled on the field in unity just before the national anthem played.
According to the New York Post, Bryant said the unified kneeling was in direct response to controversial comments made by President Donald Trump:
Bryant added that the kneeling statement was in response to comments President Donald Trump made last week targeting NFL players who protest the anthem as a way to shed light on racial inequality in America. Jones defined the team-wide action as “a statement about unity” and “a statement about equality” after Trump called on NFL owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who fails to stand for the anthem.
More than 200 league players didn't stand for the anthem last weekend. However, this week of play started off on the right foot when the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears stood during the anthem on Thursday.