Defensive lineman Michael Bennett said his trade to the Dallas Cowboys did not include a conversation with owner and general manager Jerry Jones regarding standing for the national anthem before the acquisition became official.

Bennett has stood on the sideline for his first two games with the Cowboys after staying in the locker room during the anthem when he was with the New England Patriots.

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Bennett told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he is standing for the anthem because his teammates asked him to.

While he was with the Seahawks in 2017, Bennett sat during the anthem in protest of social inequality and police brutality.

Bennett stayed in the Eagles’ locker room during the anthem last season and during the first six games this season while with New England.

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