Jerry Jones says Monday’s team trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture was not a P.R. stunt to ingratiate him with black fans … it was the players who pushed for the visit.
TMZ Sports spoke with the Dallas Cowboys owner outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. — where JJ was flanked by a team of armed guards — and asked about the criticism he’s been receiving online.
Here’s the breakdown … after the team announced the trip, there was an immediate backlash from people who called it a “PR gesture. Nothing more” to help Jerry — who’s been one of Colin Kaepernick‘s most vocal critics.
So, kudos to our camera guy who asked Jerry directly if it was a publicity stunt — and this is how Jones responded.
“Well, I don’t think that the case. This is a player effort and our players wanted to do this. It’s their great idea and we sure wanted to do it and be a part of it.”
Jones also raved about how much he loves D.C. — saying the city “Makes ya proud to be a part of America.”
He added, “Just to be here it’s always fabulous to get to come up here. To play Washington and get to just be reminded of what a great nation this is.”
We also asked if the team was still considering bringing back Dez Bryant.
Jerry shot that down — and defended his current WRs.
We also spoke with head coach Jason Garrett about how he plans to get the team back in the W column and why the trip to the African American Museum was important to him.
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