Hundreds kneel outside AT&T Stadium during National Anthem

Hundreds of people knelt outside AT&T stadium in Arlington Sunday night as the Cowboys stood, hand-over-heart for the National Anthem.

The protesters wore black, marching in support of their right to kneel, and what the protest stood for when Colin Kaepernick started it.

"And that was to raise about black and brown bodies dying at the hands of law enforcement across this country," said Next Generation Action Network founder Dominique Alexander.

For these people, Sunday night football started with services at Friendship West Baptist Church.Retired NFL player Jason Allen was among those praying for Kaepernick, for NFL players who kneel and for victims of police brutality.

Dee Crane's 23-year-old son, Tavis Crane, was shot and killed by an Arlington police officer early this year. That officer was cleared by a grand jury of any wrongdoing.

"It had never nothing to do with the flag. And people were saying, 'Oh make America Great Again.' So you want us to step back in time? Because America was never great." she said.

The focus wasn't only on police. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was also targeted for telling players to stand for the anthem, or sit out for the game.

"What Jerry Jones tried to do with his statement was trying to get back to plantation politics and trying to tell these players that he was owner over them and they were property of the Dallas Cowboys," said Dominique Alexander.

There was extra security outside the stadium tonight because of this planned protest. Several area churches were involved in organizing this. They even provided their own volunteer security to supplement police. Fans simply walked around the protest, one joined, kneeling on her own, others booed or cheered them on while walking by.

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