IRVING, Texas -- When Jason Witten and his wife Michelle showed up at the Salvation Army’s Carr P. Collins Social Service Center in Dallas on Tuesday, they had two special guests.
The Wittens brought their sons, C.J. and Cooper, to join their father’s Dallas Cowboys teammates to serve pre-Thanksgiving Meals.
“It provides a perspective off how important the world is, what it means to give back,” said Witten, who won the NFL’s Walter Payton Award last year. “I want them to remember this. I want them to be a part of it. Fortunately for them they have a different life than I grew up in and that’s a good thing, but at the same time you want them to have the right perspective. Today is a great opportunity to teach them that.”
Witten was joined by teammates Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware, Orlando Scandrick, Caesar Rayford, and George Selvie as well as their wives and girlfriends in Dallas, while the team’s rookies served meals at the Salvation Army’s Mabee Social Service Center in Fort Worth.
“When you have the opportunity to be in the position you’re in right now, it sort of puts things in perspective about people that are around you that are in need,” Ware said. “So having an opportunity on your off day to come out here and spread some smiles but also feel thankful that you can spread some blessings, why not?”