Eagles players salute crowd in nod to military on Veterans Day

The NFL catches a lot of heat from those convinced that player protests during the national anthem are anti-military (hint: they’re not).

The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the prime teams in the crosshairs of critics thanks to visible protests from players during their Super Bowl run and having their invitation to the White House rescinded by President Donald Trump.

Eagles give nod to military on TD play

Eagles players made an in-game gesture to the military on Sunday when Zach Ertz caught a touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in their loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

After Ertz came down with the score, several Eagles lined up in the back of the end zone and gave a military salute directed toward the crowd.

It wasn’t a huge effort, put it was a nice nod to the military on Veteran’s Day from a team that’s wrongly found itself on the end of heated criticism.

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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Carson Wentz during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) celebrates his touchdown catch with center Jason Kelce (62) as back judge Perry Paganelli (46) gestures during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia Eagles players salute as they celebrate a touchdown pass from quarterback Carson Wentz to tight end Zach Ertz during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 11: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11), and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (80) salute the crowd after an Eagles touchdown during the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 11, 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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