WITTEN LABELED A “RAT” AND A “SNITCH” BY SOME COWBOYS
Confirming in a roundabout way our recent report that some folks in the Cowboys locker room believe that tight end Jason Witten was one of the sources for Ed Werder’s recent story regarding Terrell Owens’ supposed belief that Witten and quarterback Tony Romo have had secret meetings aimed at getting the ball more to Witten and less to Owens, Jay Glazer of FOX reports that some members of the team are calling Witten a “rat” and a “snitch” behind his back. “[Witten is] one of the most professional guys on our team and now he has to deal with this?” a team source told Glazer. “It’s bad. It’s gotten really bad and it’s definitely bothering him. Not so much that T.O. is ticked or saying things about him but the fact that other guys on offense look at [Witten] like he’s a snitch. It’s in his head.” As we reported on Friday, Cowboys center Andre Gurode and receiver Roy Williams called out Witten in a team meeting regarding their belief that Witten went public with private matters, as the song “Back Stabbers” played in the background. Another source told Glazer that coach Wade Phillips made the situation worse by telling the players that the media is trying to make T.O. look bad, suggesting that Owens is a victim in all of this.