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Dez Bryant says he didn’t know about tradition

We should have known that Roy Williams’ comments wouldn’t have the last word about Dez Bryant not carrying his pads.

After all, Bryant needed to speak on the matter before we could begin to forget this mini-controversy with actual football news starting to pick up around the country.

Bryant said on Tuesday that he didn’t know that rookies carrying the pads of veterans after practice was a long-standing ritual. (Hmmm.)

“I told Roy, if I knew that situation was going to turn out this big he could have walked in with his tights on,” Bryant said.

Thankfully, that didn’t happen and the Cowboys got an extra helper for all the difficult pads-carrying responsibilities. Jerry Jones’ grandson helped Williams take off his pads today and he carried Dez Bryant’s pads.

We’ll be back later this afternoon with breaking news on what pads Terrence Cody carried off the field in Baltimore.