ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Jason Garrett (R) of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with quarterback Jon Kitna #3 after scored against the Detroit Lions late in the fourth quarter at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys beat the Lions 35-19. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jon Kitna;Jason Garrett
After Jason Witten caught what would prove to be a game-winning four-yard touchdown pass from Stephen McGee in the team’s season closing victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia, then-interim head coach Jason Garrett gave Witten a little congratulatory shove.
Only it wasn’t really all that little.
Some observers thought Witten to be upset over the push, which sent him back a few feet; but according to the veteran tight end, who revisited the exchange with the Bad Radio Show on 1310 the Ticket recently, this was not the case.
"No, I wasn't upset,” Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I was focused. I was locked in. I just caught the game-winning touchdown, I had hoped. That's the way he is. His interaction with the players, that's the way he does it.
“I was a little caught off guard. He gave me a pretty good shove, I got to admit. It knocked me back a little bit. But that's him. He's all in with his players. He loves to compete. He respects this game so much and he gets the most out of his players.”
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