"He thinks it's OK," Sapp said. "Whatever the head of the unit is, whether it's Miles Austin, (Jason) Witten, (Tony) Romo. Somebody's got to pull it. Somebody's got to pull the yoke in his mouth and say, 'Hey son, this isn't how we do it.'"
Sapp reflected back on the fragile nature of the NFL locker room: "It's a brotherhood of men. You must sacrifice something for the good of everybody. No one man makes this thing go. But one man will stop it."
"The simple fact that he's even going with a punctured lung, are you kidding me?" Sapp said. "With a broke rib, that hurts to breath. Are you kidding me? Being able to call plays, and run, and exert himself -- nah, I'm rallying around my quarterback.
"It goes a long way in the locker room, because only the players on the field know what it's like to play with an injury like that. And if you have ever been around anybody with any kind of rib -- or something that's cracked -- oh, my goodness, you have to take your hat off to the man. He went out and made plays. ... When you make plays under that type of situation, you get two checks in my book."