Here's how it went down:
"I thought I was setting Dez up, but he set me up on the conversation, which he's pretty good at doing," Jones told NFL Network's Jane Slater. "Dez likes to get involved in his own business. We've had a couple negations over the years. It was a lot of fun. I'm so rewarded to see these players that understand how they're helping people with their interest and celebrity."
The telethon itself was an impressive success, raising more than $2.3 million in donations.
"It's so great to see us teaming with The Salvation Army to try to put that smile back on Houston's face," Bryant told the team's official website. "Anything we can do to help, as y'all can see, we're doing it. We can only imagine; we don't know how they're feeling. They need love and support right now."