Cowboys' Gerald McCoy Wants Jerry Jones To Speak Up On Social Injustice

Josh Clark
June 19, 2020 - 3:32 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Several notable figures in the sports community, including San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman, have expressed their displeasure with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who has yet to speak out publicly on social injustice after the death of George Floyd sparked protests across the country. 

Now, one of Jones' players is asking him to speak up.  

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“With everything going on, whether Stephen A likes it or not, the most recognizable franchise in the world is the Dallas Cowboys. So when a situation like what’s going on, which it has been going on, this is not new. This is not new. It’s been going on. But now it’s been brought to major light with the tragedy of George Floyd. People are seeing ‘is this really what’s going on?’ Yes, this has been going on. This is not new. You’re just now seeing that this is how brutal it really is," defensive end Gerald McCoy said on ESPN's First Take.

"When you have a franchise as recognizable as the Cowboys ... people listen when they speak up. And the owner, Jerry Jones, who is one of the most recognizable figures in sports history, when he speaks everybody listens. Well I think at this point in time I feel it would be great to hear him say something positive, or say anything. I love what he’s been to the sport. He’s been excellent to the sport of football. He’s a Hall of Famer. But at this point it’s bigger than football. We need him to speak up about life. This is about human beings and equal rights. And that’s not what’s happening. And it would be great to hear him say something. Anything.”

The Cowboys, thus far, have only released a statement on social injustice: 

"The Dallas Cowboys began conversations about social injustice two years ago and they continue to be ongoing. The recent killing of George Floyd and others illuminates the importance of continuing these efforts."