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Dallas Cowboys Lock Arms During National Anthem

Members of the Dallas Cowboys knelt before the national anthem and locked arms during the anthem, ahead of their game against the Arizona Cardinals, last night.

The Cowboys, including owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett, knelt before the national anthem during last night's game. During the anthem, members of the team stood with arms locked, across the field from the Cardinals team.

No member of the Cowboys team knelt during the national anthem.

Following the game, Jones told ESPN, "I made my mind up on this issue, that I wasn't going to comment other than I am very proud of the fact that the Dallas Cowboys and our players have always stood for the flag and the recognition for the flag always."

President Donald Trump responded to the event on Twitter, saying, "But while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem. Big progress being made-we all love our country!"

The Cowboys went on to defeat the Cardinals, 28-17.

Photo by Dallas Cowboys Twitter

Photo by Dallas Cowboys Twitter

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