The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Damontre Moore, one of two players who continued to protest the national anthem in previous weeks after team owner Jerry Jones threatened to discipline players who did so.
While no other Cowboys players have kneeled or sat following Jones’ comments, Moore and defensive tackle David Irving continued to stage brief demonstrations.
Both players have said that they do not mean any disrespect to the flag, military members or anyone else.
“It’s just something that I do,” Moore said earlier this month. “I’ve got my morals. I’ve got my values and my things that I think about. I don’t want to cause no attention to nobody else and bring unwanted attention, but on the same token, you know, there are certain things that people are doing it for.”
Head coach Jason Garret told reporters, per Pro Football Talk that cutting Moore was strictly a football decision, and had nothing to do with his national anthem protest or a recent altercation at a nightclub.
“We had to make a roster move and we just felt like