If you follow the NFL, you certainly know that both Colin Kaepernick and Jerry Jones recently made the headlines thanks to one interesting thing – the National Anthem. Apparently, Kaepernick thinks kneeling during the anthem while it’s played before a game is OK while Jones has totally different opinion on the matter and that he is not a fan of Kaepernick’s way of attracting more attention.
But that is a completely different topic, and for some other time, now we have an idea of sorts that comes from Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd. Apparently, Colin thinks that if running back Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal to get his six-game suspension for domestic violence gets overturned, then there is a possibility that Jones may consider signing Kaepernick, even though they don’t really need another player behind center. Why is that exactly is just below.
According to Colin – “If Jerry Jones loses this appeal, would Jerry Jones, in an act of defiance, say you think the Kaepernick story is dying? I’m going to sign him. I’m going to sign him. My brand can withstand it. I have Dak Prescott. It’s not going to ruin my locker room. My brand, the Dallas Cowboys, can withstand it and you, the NFL, thinks this Kaepernick story is going away. You know what, I’m going to sign him. And you think it’s crazy, right? The Cowboys would never… Jason Whitlock argues the Cowboys are the one team Kaepernick could go to because the brand is so overwhelmingly and there is so much love for Dak Prescott, it’s in no way going to affect the locker room or the Cowboys standing in the NFL community. It’s just too big and powerful. And there is now absolute evidence that Kaepernick did not hurt ratings but the NFL likes to suppress non-football, anthem protests stories. Like any big corporation, they want to suppress this stuff and have it go away, so I think it’s interesting.”
Colin also added that “I’ve talked to multiple people on this, and Jerry Jones is angry, and an angry 74 year-old billionaire–billionaires get their way. But when they’re 30 and 40 and 50 year-old billionaires, sometimes they have to be conciliatory. Jerry’s 74 years old. He’s going to do whatever he wants to do. When you’re a 74 year-old billionaire and the clock is ticking and you’ve lived a wild life and you probably have 8-10 [years] to live–certainly live any kind of quality life–Jerry Jones, from what I’ve been told, is furious about this. And a furious 74 year-old billionaire, they’ll fire back. They got nothing to lose. They’re giving the franchise to the kids. It’s going to be worth $10 billion by the time he passes. I’m very interested to see what transpires with this.”
Colin opinion is partially in place, but we ask you what do you think how Kaepernick would fit in the Cowboys locker room if he gets actually signed? Everyone knows that Cowboys didn’t show any interest in signing him, and it is a pure speculation of who might be the backup to Dak Prescott, and the debate can be lead only between Cooper Rush and Kellen Moore.
Tim Cowlishaw, a SportsDay columnist also gave his opinion, but on the matter of anthem protests. Here is what he wrote – “Jones has been wrongly accused of ordering his players to stand, based on a story that proved to be false last fall. But I think it’s in every owner’s self-interest to acknowledge and accept the right to protest. The stronger stand one takes, the harder it is to back off when a player chooses to speak out. It’s fine for Jones to be grateful. His tone suggests he wouldn’t have it any other way, and while that plays well to his local audience, all it takes is one key starter to take a knee before Jones will be forced to back off that “really disappointing” stance.”