NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Tight end Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten is an old school guy, the sort who understands the subtle importance of rookie “hazing” rituals; like, for instance, a rookie being made to carry a veteran’s shoulder pads from the practice field to the locker room in training camp. Which brings us to Dez Bryant.
In a story that’s been rehashed and rehashed again, Bryant refused to carry Roy Williams’ pads on Sunday. Since then, many have weighed in on the issue, but few with the stature of Witten, a Pro Bowler and a universally revered veteran who himself lugged a veteran's pads around when he was a rookie.
According to Witten, the issue will be settled, and it will be settled in house--which is to say, we probably will never know exactly what has happened, or will, in the Cowboys' locker room in San Antonio. At any rate, when Witten tells us the matter has been dealt with, we tend to believe him.
"We'll take care of that in house, that's for sure," Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. "It'll be taken care of. We addressed it this morning, and that's all I've got to say about it. It's been taken care of, rest assured."