Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) is congratulated by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Jesse Holley spills on Cowboys’ Dez Bryant’s $55k rookie dinner


Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant famously got stuck with a $55,00o dinner tab when he was a rookie. During the June 3rd episode of Back To The Show on FOX Sports 1, Bryant revisited that dinner.

“The way I look at that is some guys do it just to be [expletive],” Bryant said in comments distributed by Fox Sports. “I paid $55,000 for a dinner, and it struck me the wrong way. I could’ve easily went off on every last one of them, but I didn’t. I kept myself together, and I wanted to change that. So you know what I did, went out there and did my thing. Now they’re allowing me to call the shots.”

So how did the Cowboys get the bill up that high? Former Cowboys wide receiver Jesse Holley spilt the beans on how the tab got so high.

“We were ordering $90 Kobe beef steaks. I ordered two of those. I took one home and had steak and eggs for breakfast,” Holley said on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “Guys had lobster for appetizers. It got carried away. I’m not going to say who did it, but a couple older guys were ordering magnum bottles of Cristal and pouring it in flower pots. A lot of guys got like king size lobsters that were $120. We ordering stuff like that for appetizers. It was an all out feast.”

Holley went on to describe arguably the most expensive part of the meal, the drinks.

“There’s one called the Louis XIII Rare Cask. They only have about 50 bottles in the world. Two of them were in Texas. One of them is in Houston and the other one was at Pappas Bros. For one shot, it was $1,300 dollars. It’s Cognac. They brought it out in this case where they had to push a button and it opened up illuminating. They had to serve it in white gloves.”

Holley did add one interesting point, “He didn’t pay the entire bill. It was split amongst all the rookies.”

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