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Dez Bryant Picks Up $55,000 Dinner Tab for Cowboys Teammates

Sep 28, 2010 – 4:30 PM
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Dez Bryant Dez Bryant probably should have opted to carry Roy Williams' pads.

Bryant, a rookie Dallas Cowboys receiver, said he'd rather take the fellow offensive players out to dinner and buy them some Nikes instead of hauling Williams' pads around during training camp -- a friendly rookie hazing activity. The problem was that Williams also invited the defensive players to the meal.

The bill from Monday night's dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse came to $54,896, reported.

"They got the young fella," Bryant's adviser David Wells, told the website. "What could he say? He had to pay it, unless he wanted to wash dishes for a month."

Watching his teammates order expensive bottles of wine and just about everything else on the menu likely didn't help Bryant's stress-fractured rib feel any better. The team disclosed that Bryant played with that injury against Houston in Week 3.

The Cowboys have a bye in Week 4, meaning Bryant has extra time to rest his injury.
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