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Hundreds dressed in black outside of Cowboys-Eagles game show support for NFL players who kneel

Hundreds of people rallied outside of AT&T Stadium on Sunday night to “show solidarity with NFL players who are taking a knee for justice,” according to the Texas Organizing Project’s release.

Attendees wearing all black took a knee to support the movement in the NFL of players such as Colin Kaepernick, who have protested by taking a knee during the national anthem.

All Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles stood for the national anthem during the pregame rendition as Dallas hosted the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, but a few players raised fists.

The Cowboys have been one of six NFL teams who haven’t had a player protest by kneeling or sitting during the pregame anthem.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been embroiled in the controversy by threatening players he would bench them if they knelt.

This story originally appeared 11/19/2017 in The Dallas Morning News.