After Dez Bryant’s refusal to carry his shoulder pads in training camp, Roy Williams suggested that his revenge would come in the form of a massive and expensive meal; on Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys had a massive and expensive meal at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas, to the tune of $55,000. And, of course, it was reported that Dez footed the bill.
Considering these facts, it would be understandable for one to conclude that this was the long-portended revenge dinner for Williams--but apparently, it wasn’t. Williams wants to make clear that (a) he was not the sole mastermind behind the dinner, (b) such a dinner is standard fare in the NFL anyway and (c), most importantly, there is no animosity between he and Dez.
"I don't understand why my name is associated with this whole ordeal," Williams said Thursday, per the Dallas Morning News. "I mean, it's the same offensive dinner that we've been doing, that every team does in the NFL, so I don't know why my name is the single name in this thing.
“I have nothing against Dez; Dez has nothing against me. Like I said in training camp, I don't want you guys to bang our heads together and try to make us hate each other. That's not going to work. He didn't take my pads. Whoop-de-doo, he didn't take my pads. But he's still out there as a punt returner, catching balls and doing things he needs to do, and I'm doing things I need to do to make this team better. So don't associate me with being the bad guy with Dez and Dez being the bad guy with me, because that's not what it is.”
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