Former Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears believes Tony Romo and Jason Witten attending Monday night’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final in Jerry Jones’s suite at AT&T Stadium could send the wrong message to the other 51 players on the roster.
Among those in the suite were Romo, Witten, Jones (obviously), head coach Jason Garrett and Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Seeing the seating arrangement on TV, Spears tweeted (sic): “Wonder if any other players get invited to these events off the cowboys team! Sends the wrong message to me”.
Spears discussed his tweet with the New School show with Shan and R.J. on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday.
“You understand in this league that your star players are going to have things come their way that most guys don’t,” said Spears, via CBS DFW. “I’m not benign to think that. I’ve had opportunities that some guys didn’t have ... The team aspect has always been first to me. That’s just the bottom line. I don’t know if it sends the right message when your head coach is hanging out with one particular guy.”
Spears went on to clarify that he wasn’t accusing Jones of anything too egregious, but added that even the perception that some players are treated better than others can be harmful for locker room chemistry.
“When you have that type of situation in the locker room, possibly it causes problems,” Spears said. “That was my point. It wasn’t to make anybody look bad or say Jerry is doing something wrong or anything like that. I just wondered if any of the other guys felt like they should be there or if they ever were invited to any other events.”
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