Cowboys' rookies decorate linebackers room

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant had seen enough.

He was tired of the rookies messing up candy and water orders for road trips for the veterans.

So Durant made rookie linebackers Anthony Hitchens and Keith Smith decorate the linebackers room with a Halloween theme. There are orange tablecloths, goblins, spider webs and hanging pumpkins.

"We were letting the rookies get away with murder and having a real easy year," said Durant, the eight-year veteran and oldest member of the group at 29. "They don’t have our candy on time, they don’t have our waters in the refrigerator and stuff like that. So we decided to take it up a notch and I made them decorate for Halloween."

Hitchens continues to struggle with providing Durant with refreshments even after receiving a list. But Durant instructed the rookie to follow a list of items needed to be purchased from Walmart.

"I was pleasantly surprised because Hitchens likes to take the easy way out, and he doesn’t know how to follow lists from Walmart and stuff like that," Durant said. "To see him come through and see him do more than what’s expected, I was shocked. I'm happy to see."

Durant is going to keep his eye on the rookies, because the next task is to decorate the linebackers room for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and of course New Year's Day.

"I think we got them in line a little bit," Durant said.