- The Washington Times
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Cowboys defensive end Michael Bennett said Monday he is now standing for the national anthem because his teammates asked him to upon being traded to Dallas last month. 

Previously with the New England Patriots, Bennett had stayed in the locker room during the pregame playing of the national anthem. He also sat on the sidelines while the anthem played in 2017, when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

But in two games with the Cowboys, Bennett has stood on the sideline — which owner Jerry Jones said he expected when trading for the 33-year-old.

In his work outside of football, Bennett is an activist for a number of social causes, including racial injustice.

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