Donald Trump tweets that he spoke with Cowboys' Jerry Jones about anthem


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ NFL insider Lindsay H. Jones explains why NFL ratings were up in Week 3 despite President Trump’s open criticism of players kneeling for the national anthem.

President Donald Trump tweeted about the NFL for a fifth consecutive day, this time saying he spoke with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about his desire for players to stand for the national anthem. 

“Spoke to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday,” Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning. “Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!”

On Monday night, Jones joined Cowboys players in taking a knee before the anthem — in an act of solidarity before their game against the Cardinals in Arizona. Jones and the team then walked to the sideline as the American flag was unfurled and stood, arm-in-arm, during the playing of…

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