"And if you don't listen, then you won't play".
Jones was responding to a question about Vice-President Mike Pence's pricy stunt, in which he attended Sunday's Colts and 49ers game just so he could walk out when players took a knee.
"We can not in the National Football League in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag", Jones said.
And they're not necessarily slamming the powerful and outspoken Jones for suggesting his players will be benched if they disrespect the flag.
Jones had his strongest comments so far on the anthem controversy Sunday night. "I'm very supportive of the team, but under no circumstances will the Dallas Cowboys - I don't care what happens - under no circumstances will we as an organization, coaches, players, not support and stand and recognize and honor the flag".
"The game ops manual has an ambiguity being used for those who don't want to enforce it - the word "should" stand for anthem is their ambiguity - but how can it be ambiguous when it cites the potential penalties of fines, suspension or loss of draft picks for failing to adhere?"
'There is no room here if it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you're disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other, ' Jones said. "We will not disrespect the flag".
Jerry Jones-the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, the inventor of the bullshit but diabolically ingenious national anthem protest rebranding scheme, and the odds-on favorite to portray Dobby the House Elf's great-grandfather in any future Harry Potter sequels-is done pretending.
"Again, I believe our team believes in the approach that we take in regards to the anthem and showing respect for the flag and for the national anthem prior to the game", Garrett said.
But three players did not join the team on the field during the anthem on Sunday.
Before the team's game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Ross said: 'Trump has made [standing for anthem] about patriotism.
Journalist Shaun King said players on at least seven teams were told they must stand for the anthem this week. "It's so important if that's what the country is looking at to look at it differently ..."