On Amazon’s “All or Nothing” we learned that Jason Witten despises the Green Bay Packers. Well, at least some of his teammates think he does.
This is easy to understand as the last two attempts the Cowboys have made at getting to the Super Bowl were thwarted by Green Bay and their mighty quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Among the more infamous playoff moments in franchise, and frankly NFL, history is the one where Dez Bryant heroically leaped into the air and seemingly snatched potential victory from the sky, hauling it into his silver and blue outstretched arms. Only it was not to be as the refs took it away and let to the Cowboys meme of “Dez caught it.”
It makes sense for Jason Witten to hate the Packers. It makes sense for all Cowboys to hate them. It’s for that reason that what Jason Witten had to say about Dez Bryant’s fate on the latest Know Them From Adam podcast is particularly interesting.
Schefter: What would be the best landing spot for one of your former teammates, Dez Bryant?
Witten: I think Dez is certainly going to have some great opportunities. He’s motivated and I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers. I think that’s a great spot for him. Aaron Rodgers, he throws that back shoulder throw so well. Dez has great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants because I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League.
Jason Witten thinks that Dez Bryant will end up playing for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. In what world is this right? It’s obviously a jarring thought, so much of one that Adam Schefter had to peel the onion back a bit.
Schefter: What makes you think he will wind up with Green Bay?
Witten: Well I don’t have any insight on that. I just think that, Dez is a smart football player. And so he understands how important the quarterback position is. His growth with Dak in the last couple of years was off the charts.
Witten also mentioned the New Orleans Saints as a potential landing spot for the Cowboys all-time leader in receiving touchdowns, but he made sure to emphasize elite quarterbacks and opportunities to contend for championships as the most important qualifiers. I’d say those are important.
Dez in a Saints jersey is a picture that’s a bit easier for Cowboys fans to stomach, but him with a yellow helmet just feels wrong.
The NFL acknowledged that Dez did catch it in Green Bay. Does that day’s curse have one more laugh in it? We’ll see if Witten is like his buddy Romo and able to predict the future.