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Cowboys' Williams says Dez dustup 'not a big deal'

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams can't even get his 4-year-old son to carry his shoulder pads.

Williams joked after Monday's practice that he was mad at him too, a day after rookie receiver Dez Bryant refused to carry Williams' pads.

As for the drama created when first-round pick Bryant said Sunday that he wouldn't participate in one of the rookie rituals of carrying a veteran's pads off the field after practice, Williams says it is "not a big deal" and that the teammates are fine.

Williams was still holding his pads while signing autographs. Bryant didn't comment while jogging off the field with cameramen and reporters following him.

Coach Wade Phillips says he talked to the team about what he calls "a non-issue."

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