engaged in at least some form of demonstration during the national anthem, the Dallas Cowboys, along with the team’s owner, Jerry Jones, linked arms on the University of Phoenix Stadium field Monday night and collectively took a knee before the anthem was played.
The Arizona Cardinals, the Cowboys’ opponent, linked arms in the end zone with some military personnel, and by the time the pop star Jordin Sparks had begun singing the anthem, Mr.
After the hubbub of the dramatic opening had died down, the Cowboys beat the Cardinals, 28-17, as Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, while DeMarcus Lawrence chipped in with three sacks and numerous quarterback hits.
The situation escalated over the weekend, with Mr.
Most of the league’s owners have supported their players’ protests or demonstrations, either through statements to the news media or by standing with the players on the field during the playing of the anthem.