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Cowboys will not participate in Kaepernick training, team owners say



<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Washington (AFP) – Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on Friday that the team will not send a representative to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's private workout in Atlanta. "Data-reactid =" 22 "> Washington (AFP) – Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on Friday that the team will not send a representative to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's private workout in Atlanta.

The league has confirmed at least 11 teams will participate in Saturday's training session for Kaepernick, whose kneeling protest became a national issue when US President Donald Trump criticized players for failing to play the national anthem.

Dallas was reportedly among the teams to assume a last-minute arrival, but Jones summed up that idea and told the radio station KRLD, "We won't have anyone there."

"They are taped and we look at the tape if we need any information there."

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has completed 218-of-319 passes (68.3%) for 2,777 turns and 18 touchdowns with nine interceptions. reactid = "26"> Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has completed 218-of-319 passes (68.3%) for 2,777 yards and 18 touchdowns with nine interceptions. Third-year signal caller Cooper Rush acts as his backup with rookie Clayton Thorson in the practice squad.

"We really like where we are with our quarterbacks," Jones said.

The Cowboys lead the NFL in total offensive yardage with 437.4 yards a game and with third place with 299.2 yards a contest. At 5-4, the Cowboys are on par with Philadelphia for the NFC East Division lead.

Kaepernick, 32, has not played in the NFL since the 2016 campaign after starting a knee-jerk protest during the US anthem to protest racial inequality and social injustice.

Trump used the protests as a social issue in a Septembr rally 2017, saying that all the "bitch son" who failed to stand for the anthem should be postponed. He dismissed Kaepernick's reasons for the protest, saying the move did not respect the nation and the flag.

Kaepernick has remained untested by NFL clubs for several years but will show his skills with the hope of returning to the league where he played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, guiding them to the 2013 Super Bowl where they lost to Baltimore.


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