With Jason Witten gone, Sean Lee knows he needs to step up

With tight end Jason Witten retired, the Cowboys need veteran leadership. Veteran linebacker Sean Lee knows that it falls on him to fill that void.

There is no question that I need to step up because he’s gone, Lee said last month, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

I think it’s a responsibility for me, wholesale jerseys similar to how it was for Jason Witten, Lee added. Jason kind of set the tone for us. Not only did he set the pace leadership-wise, but he also knew that you had to pass the leadership down and you had to be gracious and try to help guys. That’s something I am really trying to do also. If you want to have a great team, the leaders got to bring guys in. You can lead by example, but you’ve also got to get the young guys working the right way too.

Ultimately, that’s the kind of move that would force NFL owners to believe that the players are willing to skip NFL games. And it’s the kind of alternative opportunity that needs to be in place before enough players ever would.

Without something like that, a strike would never get off the ground, and a lockout would end (like it did in 2011) with the players reluctantly taking whatever they can get in order https://www.jerseysfromchinastore.com/ to avoid a period of getting nothing.

Bidwill’s support for Kavanaugh comes at a time when players advocating political causes routinely are told to stick to football, and the league seems willing only to listen to a vocal minority of fans on the hotly-contested national anthem issue. Bidwill’s gesture follows last year’s effort by Broncos G.M. John Elway to publicly support the candidacy of Neil Gorsuch, the most recent justice appointed to the Supreme Court. (And, yes, Elway said, Take the politics out of football only six months later.)

Regardless of political views, the point here is that the NFL and its fans shouldn’t be able to have it both aways. If it’s OK for owners to advocate political causes, it should be OK for players to do the same, without consequence.

And if it’s regarded as bad for business when players push their political interests on company time, it should be regarded as bad for business for an owner to use his team’s official online media platform to do the same.

It will be interesting to see whether other owners follow Bidwill’s lead in the coming days and weeks, and whether players will have something to say about this apparent double standard.