Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is defending team owner Jerry Jones for making players stand during the national anthem or risk being benched.
Per ESPN's Todd Archer, Garrett explained that Jones was taking players' issues into account during a meeting with the team on Wednesday.
"He's very sensitive to some of the issues, as we all are, that the players are talking about," Garrett said. "We all want to make an impact, and he's someone that can help the players do that. He wanted to make sure they knew that."
Jones told reporters on Sunday any Cowboys player who "disrespects the flag" would not be allowed to play.
"We cannot in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag," Jones said, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues, but there is no question in my mind, that the [NFL] and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag."