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Jason Witten wanted to punch Sean Payton

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09:47 AM ET 09.16 | It was at the end of a casual team meeting at the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii that NFC coach Sean Payton turned to one of his all-star quarterbacks and said, "Tony, you'll hold." It was supposed to be a joke. Tony Romo, with half a regular-season of starts and one miserable playoff memory on his NFL resume, managed a polite laugh. "I don't want to speak for Tony," eyewitness Jason Witten recalled this week, "but I would have wanted to punch [Payton]." The "hold," of course, was a reference to Romo's final play of the season. Or rather it was supposed to be a hold. Instead, it was a bobble. Then came a desperation run and tackle from behind. All told, the sequence cost the Cowboys a chance to win their first playoff game in a decade.

Dallas Morning News

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September 16, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Jason Witten wanted to punch Sean Payton



So do I...

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September 16, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First!!

You're a big boy now !!!!!!!!!!!!

September 16, 2012  10:03 AM ET

This is a case of typical male humor ...

September 16, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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This is a case of typical male humor ...

So childish......................




But funny as crap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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September 16, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Boy... Talk about taking a comment out of context!

September 16, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Jason Witten wanted to punch Sean PaytonSo do I...

Me next

September 16, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Way overblown

September 16, 2012  10:16 AM ET

"I learned all I need to know about politeness from the FN threads." -- Sean Payton

September 16, 2012  10:17 AM ET

How long have they been holding this exciting story from the 2007 Pro Bowl?

September 16, 2012  10:31 AM ET

Just so it doesn't look like he's taking sides, I think Witten should punch Roger Goodell, too. And Gary Bettman, so he doesn't feel left out.

Use brass knuckles, Jason. I wouldn't want you to hurt your fingers.

September 16, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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How long have they been holding this exciting story from the 2007 Pro Bowl?

It's the first time the Cowboys have been back since 2007 - hence the story.

September 16, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

It's the first time the Cowboys have been back since 2007 - hence the story.

GO COWBOYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 16, 2012  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

GO COWBOYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOUSCHAWKS!!!!!!!!

September 16, 2012  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

GO COWBOYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Mick Go! Go Mick Go!

September 16, 2012  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

GOUSCHAWKS!!!!!!!!

HEHEHE................... TY

September 16, 2012  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Go Mick Go! Go Mick Go!

HEHEHE................... TY

 
September 16, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

GOUSCHAWKS!!!!!!!!

Sorry............Wrong quote.

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