Dallas Cowboys’ player reps Jason Witten, Bradie James and DeMarcus Ware are in an unusual position with respect to the lockout, due Jerry Jones’ position as general manager, and his generally hands-on manner of approaching the operation of his football team--both of which have allowed the players to get to know Jones more personally than if he were, like many owners, more detached from the day to day goings on around team headquarters.
As such, even with the owners and player reps doing legal battle in a Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis, the Cowboys’ reps find it hard to vilify, or harbor any resentment toward their owner, Jerry Jones.
“I’m sure some guys on the executive committee have seen some of that or heard some have that,” Witten said, per ESPN Dallas. “They might have different feelings... but I’ve never looked at it that way and I’m sure DeMarcus and Bradie are the same way.”
Neither Jones, nor any three of the Cowboys’ player reps are present at the aforementioned second round of Federally Mediated negotiations. Witten continued that, heated as the negotiations in Minneapolis may get, he doesn’t imagine that his feelings for the Jones family will change in any way as a result.
“I’m extremely loyal and appreciative of the Jones family and what they’ve given me,” Witten said. “That’s a different situation because of where we play and how involved they are in the program. You love playing for them … I think we all understand it’s a business.”
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