Dan Bailey, the Dallas Cowboys kicker, injured himself during the game with San Francisco 49ers, so the Cowboys needed a replacement seeing how he was unable to play. In order to do that the team had to cut someone.
Jason Garrett, the Cowboys coach, decided Damontre Moore will be the one to go, the player who did the Black Power Salute by raising his fist during the anthem.
Wednesday, Garrett made it clear that the decision to terminate Moor had nothing to do with his protests and that it was purely professional one.
But this decision is still drawing attention after Jerry Jones famously stated:
“If there is anything disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period. We’re going to respect the flag and I’m going to create the perception of it. […]
Moore talked about the anthem protests, earlier this month:
“I’ve got my morals,” he said. “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’s certain things that people are doing it for.”
The Cowboys signed kicker Mike Nugent after Moore was terminated.