Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten told the Shreveport Times that he thought Bill Parcells was going to cut him back in 2006 when he decided to eat a hot dog during halftime of a preseason game against the Saints.
“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. “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 (Bill) Parcells walked in.
“I felt about this big,” he said spreading two giant fingers. “I didn’t figure I’d play another game as a Cowboy.”
Parcells may have done some unconventional things as a head coach, but he wasn’t dumb enough to release one of the NFL’s best tight ends.