Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball during a game against the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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Dak Prescott Won’t Back Down on His National Anthem Protests Stance

"I made my statements. I stand by what I said," said the Cowboys QB

Even though he’s been ripped for his comments about players kneeling during the national anthem, Dak Prescott refuses to stand down.

Prescott, who previously said he thought the football field was not the time for players to protest and thought there was a better way, had the chance to walk back his comments and did not.

“I made my statements. I stand by what I said,” Prescott said on Sunday. “Some people might have misunderstood or whatever, but I know what I said, and I feel strongly about what I said. It is what it is. When I made my statements on the anthem, I knew there would be backlash. No surprises.”

After Prescott’s original comments, an artist in Dallas painted a six-foot-high mural in Dallas depicting Prescott as a character in the film “Get Out” in an area called “the sunken place.”

Dak mural in Dallas #dakmural

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In spite of that and other players such as Oakland Raiders linebacker Tahir Whitehead taking him to task, Prescott isn’t budging.

For what it’s worth, players at the Hall of Fame Game last week did what Prescott would have wanted and stood during the anthem.

Here’s Prescott discussing the situation:

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