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A labor union that represents workers in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas filed a complaint against the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, alleging that team owner and general manager Jerry Jones is in violation of the National Labor Relations Act by saying that players who do not stand for the national anthem will not play.

We can not in the National Football League, in any way, give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag.

On Sunday, Jones said that any Cowboys player who does anything to disrespect the flag "will not play". Period. Period. We're going to respect the flag.

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Jones outlined those consequences on Sunday night after the Green Bay Packers beat his Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

I look forward to the day when everyone in Management can unite and truly embrace and articulate what the Flag stands for: "Liberty and Justice for All" instead of some of them talking about standing.

"The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem".

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Days earlier, Trump delivered a fiery speech at an Alabama rally, when he used an expletive against players who kneel.

But even as Hill denied advocating an NFL boycott, Trump himself has supported one, tweeting last month, "If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast". His remarks prompted a rare display of unity among owners and dozens of players, who demonstrated in some way around the national anthem, including Jones.

The falling ratings are occurring at a time when the NFL remains in the national spotlight as players kneel during the national anthem, continuing the protest against racial and social injustice started by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last season.

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Many players continue to kneel, sit, link arms or raise a fist as "The Star-Spangled Banner" plays.

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