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Wade Phillips Downplays Dez Bryant's Decision To Not Carry Pads Of Veteran Teammates

In the wake of rookie Dez Bryant’s refusal to carry fellow Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams’ pads following practice on Sunday, head coach Wade Phillips fielded a long line questions about the incident on Monday.

For ten straight minutes, Wade Phillips answered questions about Dez Bryant not carrying Roy Williams’ pads yesterday. The look on his face went from bemused to exasperated by the end before a Cowboys staffer mercifully ended the mostly pointless proceedings.

“It’s a non-issue,” Phillips said. “Not a problem with either of them or our football team.”

Read on to hear about how Phillips explained that Bryant isn’t the first rookie to refuse to adhere to the old rite of passage. And of course, check in at Blogging The Boys for more analysis and fan reaction about all things Cowboys throughout training camp and the regular season.

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