Buffalo Bills Hall-of-Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has become a symbol of bravery in the NFL for his defeat of oral cancer, and players across the league haven't hesitated to show their respect.
Take Jason Witten, whose Dallas Cowboys were amid a desolate 4-11 season marred by injuries to superstars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. The 13-year veteran, a 10-time Pro Bowler, had reason to glumly go through the motions.
Running into the tunnel following Sunday's road loss to the Bills, the Dallas tight end jogged by Kelly, then turned and delivered a short, meaningful message, as captured by Mike Leslie of WFAA-TV in Dallas.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) December 27, 2015
[This story originally had the Witten-and-Kelly exchange happening before the game. It was after -- thanks to a Facebook commenter for pointing this out. I am sometimes unable to correctly read times of tweets.]
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