Witten Saddened, But Says He Supports Teammate Bryant

As much as the spotlight is on league and Cowboys administrators to help Dez Bryant and make sure he learns a lesson from this recent misstep, there's also a place for team leaders to step up.

One Cowboys captain, Jason Witten, actually comes from a more similar background to Bryant than many realize. During his childhood, Witten was exposed to domestic violence, but persevered through it, and now fights against the problem and supports victims through his foundation.

Among the first teammates to comment on the situation, Witten offered support for Bryant when speaking at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe.

"I support him as a teammate," Witten told NFL.com. "Obviously, he's a good young man that's going to be a phenomenal football player, and I was saddened to see that. I do support him. I don't know enough about it to really comment much more than that, but he's a good teammate and obviously, hopefully, we can work through it."

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