Jason Witten Learned Not To Eat Hot Dog Around Bill Parcells

June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

So apparently in a 2006 preseason game, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was caught eating a hot dog at half-time by then coach Bill Parcells. We all remember how much attention Mark Sanchez received when he was caught eating a hot dog during a game, imagine the Big Tuna being the one who caught you.

“It was raining, and I had played most of the first half, catching a touchdown pass, and we were beating the Saints pretty good,” Witten said, via Jimmy Watson of the Shreveport Times. “I figured I was finished at halftime, because starters usually didn’t play that much in preseason games. I walked under the stadium and saw the most beautiful hot dog you’ve ever seen. I dressed it all up with mustard, and ketchup and relish — then I was in mid-bite when coach Parcells walked in.”

He doesn’t say anything about what Parcells said or did. But he insinuates that Parcells wasn’t thrilled based on his following comments.

“I felt about this big. I didn’t figure I’d play another game as a Cowboy.”

Jason Witten went on to become the Dallas Cowboys all time leading receiver and a lock for the Hall of Fame.


Topics: Bill Parcells, Dallas Cowboys, Jason Witten

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