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Defensive lineman David Irving has raised his fist at the conclusion of the anthem through this season. He didn't make the trip to New York this week as he remains in concussion protocol from a fourth-quarter injury against the Redskins last week.

Update, Nov. 30: All Cowboys and Redskins  stood for the national anthem ahead of the NFC East rivalry matchup on Thursday Night Football. Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving raised his fist at the conclusion as he has since protests began. Click here for live game updates or read on to see how the Cowboys have handled the anthem through the weeks.

Update, Nov. 23: All Cowboys and Chargers stood for the national anthem during the pregame rendition as Dallas hosted the Chargers for a Thanksgiving matchup.

Chargers left tackle Russell Okung raised his fist throughout the rendition, while Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving did so at the conclusion as he has since protests began. Read on below for more on how the Cowboys have handled the anthem in recent games.

Update, Nov. 19: All Cowboys and Eagles stood for the national anthem during the pregame rendition as Dallas hosted the Eagles on Sunday Night Football.

Defensive lineman David Irving raised his fist at the conclusion of the anthem as he has in past weeks. Irving hasn't been disciplined by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for the move, though Jones said he'd bench anyone who "disrespected" the anthem. When asked about Irving specifically, Jones said the defensive lineman - who has military family - is certainly recognizing the flag.

Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised their fists during the anthem as well.

Jones came under fire this week when a video was released in which the Cowboys owner made a racially insensitive comment. Jones issued an apology for what he said was an "inappropriate comment" and "not who I am."

It's been a tumultuous few months for the Cowboys owner. In addition to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and his increasingly contentious struggle with the league over commissioner Roger Goodell's extension, he was front and center at a national debate over the national anthem.

Jones told his players if they don't stand for the anthem they will sit for the game, a view he's been more than willing to share with a ticket-paying public he believes supports that stance.

Black leaders on the national and local level have been vocal in their condemnation. Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price said that Jones, in essence, issued an order that states, "Slaves, obey your master.''

Frederick D. Haynes III, the senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, held a news conference outside of the Dallas police headquarters last month to accuse Jones of "plantation politics.''

Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders, who played for the Cowboys, quickly came to Jones' defense in the wake of Friday's video.

"I refuse to allow a moment to turn into a monument regarding a man I have known for 20 years, not just as an owner, but as a friend...'' Sanders said in an e-mailed response. "A light-hearted moment was taken totally out of intent. I'm sorry we're in this state of mind as a country, but if you're looking for a racist, Jerry Jones is not that guy.''

Update, Nov. 12: All Cowboys players stood for the national anthem during the pregame rendition ahead of the Falcons game in Atlanta. 

Defensive lineman David Irving raised his fist at the conclusion of the anthem as he has in past weeks. Irving hasn't been disciplined by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for the move, though Jones said he'd bench anyone who "disrespected" the anthem. When asked about Irving specifically, Jones said the defensive lineman - who has military family - is certainly recognizing the flag.

Original story, Nov. 5:  ARLINGTON -- All Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs stood for the national anthem on Sunday ahead of the Chiefs game at AT&T Stadium. Defensive end David Irving briefly raised his fist after the anthem again

Source : https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/01/21/cowboys-chiefs-handled-national-anthem-dallas-hosted-kansas-city

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