DALLAS -- Dallas place kicker Luis Zendejas, who two weeks ago said he had been told by a Philadelphia assistant coach and player that a bounty had been placed on him prior to the Cowboys-Eagles Thanksgiving Day game, now says he has such warnings on tape.
Zendejas said he taped a telephone conversation with Philadelphia special teams coach Al Roberts without telling Roberts.
Recording a telephone conversation without the knowledge of both parties is not a violation of Texas law and Zendejas said he was not worried about the legality of his actions because he did not plan to use the tape in a courtroom.
He said he would play the tape for NFL officials only if he did not receive some sort of satisfaction from his complaint that Philadelphia linebacker Jessie Small tried to intentionally injure him during the Thanksgiving game.
The two teams meet again Sunday in Philadelphia.
Zendejas said Roberts and Philadelphia punter John Teltschik told him a bounty had been placed on him.
Zendejas also said Roberts, after telling him of the bounty threat, urged him not to make it public.
'Al Roberts said, 'I'm 47 years old and I want to continue to work in this league,'' Zendejas said. 'He said, 'can't you say I said that we would block you if you came down trying to make a tackle?' I said, 'you can say what you have to say. I'll do what I have to do.''
Zendejas has suggested he might take legal action against Philadelphia Coach Buddy Ryan after the season.
'I have received 100 letters from 100 lawyers in Philadelphia who say they would be willing to sue Ryan for free,' Zendejas said.