If Damontre Moore wants to continue his national anthem protest, he’ll have to do so with a new team.
The Cowboys released Moore in order to make room to sign kicker Mike Nugent, the team announced Wednesday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has publicly stated he believes all players should stand for the anthem and recently said he believes anthem protests are hurting the NFL.
While no Cowboys player has kneeled or sat during the anthem, Moore was one of two players who continued to raise his fist at the conclusion of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in recent weeks after Jones previously talked to players and explained his feelings on the matter.
Jason Garrett said the issue of cutting Moore was strictly a football decision.
“We had to make a roster move and we just felt like the best decision for our team was to release Damontre Moore,” Garrett told reporters, per Pro Football Talk.
Garrett simply answered “no” when asked if the decision to cut Moore had anything to do with his post-anthem protest or his recent off-the-field incident.
Moore was involved in an altercation at a club Thursday evening, but the Cowboys are certain the defensive end wasn’t at fault, according to the Dallas Morning News.
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