Dontari Poe was the lone Dallas Cowboys player who knelt during the national anthem before his game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night to open the 2020 season.
Poe was the first cowboy player to ever kneel during a Star Banner game. The defense has told reporters that kneeling is his way of informing the country about his fight against racism, according to ESPN.
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“It just draws more awareness of what’s going on in this world – the racial injustices that are happening, the oppression that’s happening to my race, the blacks. This is not something that will be resolved in one day, “Poe said. “It simply came to our notice then. It lets people know and that̵
“I feel that everyone should be responsible.”
By signing with the Cowboys in the off-season. He had three games in the game.
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In August, he mentioned that he planned to take a knee during the national anthem and hoped to meet with team owner Jerry Jones.
“I’m still planning to kneel, but we haven’t had the conversation yet,” Poe said at the time, according to Yahoo Sports. “But we had a team meeting where [Jones] he expressed several feelings and he always told us that there was an open door for us to talk to him at any time. So I look forward to taking advantage of this and just getting in his ear and seeing how he feels about it. “
Jones said last month that he hoped for “grace” over the protests during the national anthem.
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“That was then, two years ago … It’s now,” he said, according to USA Today. “We’ve had very, very sensitive times … What I want to show and be a part of is a word called ‘grace.’ Not only grace in our actions, but also in our understanding of where they come from. I want our players to understand the perception of where they come from in terms of [the American] flag and sensitivity there and the many memories there. I want our fans to know … where our players come from. “