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David Irving plans to do something during the anthem

Mike Florio

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made it mandatory for players to stand for the anthem. It’s believed that Cowboys players will stand for the anthem. There’s a chance that one player will break from the herd in this regard.

Via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, defensive lineman David Irving plans to do something during the anthem on Sunday against the 49ers.

I have made a call,” Irving said, via Davison. “You’ll just have to wait till Sunday.”

Reminded that Jones has said that anyone who “disrespects” the flag will be benched, Irving said this: “I hope not since it’s not about the flag in the first place, you know?”

Irving declined to say whether he’d be taking a knee during the anthem. Irving posted an image on Instagram of himself standing with a first, not a flat hand, over his heart. If that’s what he does on Sunday, it’s hard to imagine Jones terming it “disrespect” of the flag — especially since Jones needs Irving to play well in order for the Cowboys to win games.