The Dallas Cowboys released player Damontre Moore while of picking up a kicker as their star player got hurt last week, but that’s not all.
Moore also defied Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who told the world his team wasn’t going to disrespect the National Anthem and if they choose to do so, they won’t play. Jones also has been reported to have said that anyone on his team that disrespects the National Anthem won’t be a Dallas Cowboys. (Related Article – Jerry Jones: Any Cowboys Play Who “Disrespects The Flag” Won’t Be Allowed To Play)
Moore is out.
The former player raised his fist during the playing of the anthem in previous games. Coach Jason Garrett contends Moore wasn’t let go because of that, but it was a football decision, basically a game of numbers that led to Moore being let go.
That’s the textbook answer so they won’t received ridicule, not that I would ridicule them for doing what was right. Football fans are tired of the players protesting our flag, and they want something done about it, and this is a shot across the bow.
Source: NY Daily News
The Cowboys released Moore in order to make room to sign kicker Mike Nugent, the team announced Wednesday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has publicly stated he believes all players should stand for the anthem and recently said he believes anthem protests are hurting the NFL.
While no Cowboys player has kneeled or sat during the anthem, Moore was one of two players who continued to raise his fist at the conclusion of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in recent weeks after Jones previously talked to players and explained his feelings on the matter.
Jason Garrett said the issue of cutting Moore was strictly a football decision.
“We had to make a roster move and we just felt like the best decision for our team was to release Damontre Moore,” Garrett told reporters, per Pro Football Talk.
Garrett simply answered “no” when asked if the decision to cut Moore had anything to do with his post-anthem protest or his recent off-the-field incident.
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I didn’t need the “football decision” justification by Garrett. This is the type of response that is warranted for messing with the American flag, and I said so. The American flag means so much to us; it matters more than professional football, basketball or baseball. We have men and women dying in combat to protect our freedoms.
If you want to protest, make it happen on your own time. If you’re going to protest the game you are signed to participate in, quit the team and your contract and stand outside the stadium in your underoos and chant for peace.
The American people have spoken and stopped going to games as well as turned off the gridiron from Sunday to Sunday. These fans were not playing when they asked the NFL to test their resolve. Moore will find a team where he can protest with no problem but not on America’s team.
UPDATE: The Seattle Seahawks who have no problem protesting the National Anthem might be looking to bring in Moore for a workout.
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