Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is not backing down after receiving backlash for criticizing players' decision to kneel in protest during the national anthem.

Prescott said the anthem is not the time to make social justice demonstrations, but has also said he understands the sentiment expressed by the players involved, Juan Williams reported.

"I hate to say this about a Cowboy, but I think he nailed it," Philadelphia native and Eagles fan Jesse Watters said of his cross-NFC rival.


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"All he's saying is that he respects the anthem," he added.

Comedian D.L. Hughley said on his talk show that Prescott, who is black, chose to "speak for the master" -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who is white.

The Five panel panned Hughley's criticism of Prescott, saying that people like he and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are often criticized for not following a preordained political philosophy.

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