Witten deserves credit for answering the questions that were asked. He insisted that the situation with Tony Romo and Terrell Owens — that he was unwittingly thrown into — was merely blown out of proportion. Witten said that it was a case of high expectations and disappointment in response to them not being met.
Witten also addressed the team’s chemistry, saying that the Cowboys have “more than enough” chemistry and leadership to be successful. And that the team didn’t need to act like a bunch of “choir boys” to reach the ultimate goal, which is a Super Bowl.
“When you talk about chemistry, it’s a lot easier when you’re winning,” Witten said. “When things aren’t going good, you’re all disappointed, and that’s when people question leadership and chemistry. … You have to stick together to be able to fight through those ups and downs.”
Witten doesn’t buy the fact the Cowboys would be better off without T.O., and refuted reports that Owens wasn’t a good teammate.
“Terrell is fine,” Witten said. “For one, he works really hard. I think people sometimes forget about that. He works really hard, and brings his lunch pail to work. He is very competitive. Very outspoken, all those things. It’s tough when you’re losing … but a lot more is made of that than probably should be. I don’t have a problem with him. I don’t think the other guys do, either.”