The Dallas Cowboys went out to dinner together during the bye week for a tradition called the Rookie Dinner. The dinner is meant to be a bonding exercise. When Dallas sports insider Mike Fisher unearthed the restaurant bill for the bonding, at $54,494.59 it was more than many people make in a year.
The dinner took place at Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, a team favorite. The one part of the bill that’s sure to catch onlooker’s eyes was the price of a cocktail — and there were, if you do the math, presumably many cocktails. Looks like Nick and Sam are getting $18 a go for their drinks, which is a handsome price. Fisher reports that, unlike in years past, the Dallas rookies weren’t on the hook for the bill. That’s good news, because that old practice isn’t particularly good for bonding. Tony Romo, however, can afford to buy half the city of Dallas $18 cocktails all day long. Whatever’s doing in Dallas it’s working: the Cowboys are 5-1, alone atop the NFC East standings.
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) October 19, 2016