The solidarity shown by NFL teams on Sunday continued before Monday's game between the Cowboys and Cardinals.
The entire Cowboys team, with owner Jerry Jones included, knelt in the middle of the field as a statement for equality and representation for unity prior to the singing of the national anthem.
Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett take a knee with the Dallas Cowboys players. pic.twitter.com/cWV4hjQ6Ob
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Both the Cowboys and Cardinals teams then stood with arms interlocked with members of the military while the anthem was sung at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
NFL players, coaches and owners all presented a united front after President Donald Trump said Friday during a speech in Alabama that any player who kneels during the anthem is a "son of a bitch" and should be "fired."
Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement Sunday he is "extremely proud of our players and the contributions they make that extend well beyond the playing field."
"There are countless examples of the positive influence and extraordinary impact these players have on our community," Bidwill continued. "Football is something that has always united us as Americans and, particularly in times like these, has the ability to inspire rather than divide. It's a responsibility in which we have always taken great pride and will continue to embrace."
Statement from Cardinals President Michael Bidwill. pic.twitter.com/IZ99pSSJXx
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Jones said last week the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" is "not the place to do anything other than honor the flag and everybody that’s given up a little bit for it."