Brooking: Dungy doesn't know Cowboys

December, 21, 2009
12/21/09
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IRVING, Texas -- Tony Dungy's take on NBC that the Dallas Cowboys had "no chance" to upset the New Orleans Saints made for interesting viewing during Friday night's team meeting.

Several Cowboys were motivated by the ex-Colts coach's disrespect. Tony Romo and DeMarcus Ware mentioned it without prompting in the aftermath of Saturday night's win at the Superdome.

But linebacker Keith Brooking, who has recent history putting members of the media in their place, pretty much shrugged his shoulders.

"What does Tony know about our football team?" Brooking said while visiting sick children Monday morning at the Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. "Has Tony walked into our locker room? Does Tony know one of our players? Obviously, he has experience and he knows football, but has Tony Dungy broken down our game film week by week? No. He doesn’t know anything about our football team.

"He doesn’t know our locker room, the dynamics of our locker room, what we’re about, what we believe in. So what he says doesn’t really have any credibility to me, because he doesn’t know. I mean, that’s his opinion and he gets paid to give his opinion. Obviously, he’s very experienced and he knows football, but he doesn’t know the Dallas Cowboys this year in 2009 and what we’re about."

Wade Phillips figured Dungy's comments were worth sharing with the team, but he didn't seem too bothered by them.

Asked if Dungy violated a coaches' code of honor by counting out the Cowboys, Phillips' face broke into a big grin.

"Maybe he's part of the media," Phillips said. "I don't think they have a code of honor."

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