Players and coaches around the NFL have iterated their plans to kneel during the national anthem during the 2020 season. Mike McCarthy, the new head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, plans on having discussions about the team’s national anthem stance.

”These are conversations that we’ll continue to have,” [head coach Mike] McCarthy said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It is Aug. 7 and in fairness to us this is the first time we have been in the building together. All those things will be talked about. My particular stance is it’s a time to step back and listen and make sure we are in the right place.”

Following the unfortunate death of George Floyd in police custody, a conversation was ignited across the major sports. Members of the NFL, whether it be players or coaches, shared statements on the racial injustices taking place in today’s society. McCarthy exclaimed that the conversations the Cowboys have had thus far have been eye-opening for him.

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”I know for me personally, it’s made me take a hard look at the blind spots that I may have in my life from my experiences,” McCarthy said. “One thing I do know, and we continue to echo to everybody involved in football operations, is to take a step back. I think we all need to listen more. How can we really be part of the progress? I think the organization’s statement of protest through progress is right on the money. So that’s really where our focus will be. We’ll definitely support players any way we can.”

Amid the statements, some coaches expressed their support for their players to kneel during the anthem this season. While the Cowboys are undecided on what to do, McCarthy is among the coaches that will support the players in any way he can.