Richard Sherman is the latest NFL player to criticize Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones for his recent remarks about his team’s anthem policy.
Jones recently said the Cowboys team policy is for players to “stand during the anthem, toe on the line” and that no one would be allowed to stay in the locker room. First Malcolm Jenkins called Jones a “bully,” and then Terrell Owens added Jones was “totally wrong.”
Now chiming in is Sherman, who said in an interview with USA Today Sports on Monday that “the owner of the Dallas Cowboys” has an “old plantation mentality.” Sherman added, “what did you expect?”
The 30-year-old cornerback is also a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, and added he’s encouraged by the recent discussions between the NFL and NFLPA.
“They’re having the conversations; that’s awesome,” Sherman said in a break during training camp. “But there are unintended consequences. If they did this (original policy) to appease people, they didn’t appease anyone. It’s like putting a Band-Aid over a broken leg.”
Sherman also shared his opinion on the new tackle rule that caused confusion during a recent presentation with the Eagles.
“It’s ridiculous,” Sherman said. “They’ll see how ridiculous it is, once they make the refs call it. It’s going to be worse than holding, worse than the catch rule. On a good form tackle, guys will lead with their shoulder pads, but you bring your head.
“It’s going to be a disaster.”