Over the weekend, the Dallas Cowboys held their annual Blue and White scrimmage and wide receiver Dez Bryant and defensive back J.J. Wilcox got into a fight.
According to the team’s official website, Wilcox leveled Bryant during what was supposed to be a non-contact drill. After Bryant bounced back to his feet, he headbutted Wilcox and that resulted in the second-year safety winging punches at Bryant’s head.
Teammates eventually got in between the two and the fight was broken up.
After the practice, Bryant spoke about the scuffle and said that Wilcox’s attitude is exactly what the Cowboys need.
“I love it. I love every bit of it,” Bryant told the team’s official website.
“The reason why I love it is because that’s what we need. Just in the heat of the moment, it got physical. It turned into like a real competition. I felt it. J.J. put a nice hit on me. He pissed me off, but at the end of the day, I loved it. I told him, ‘Keep it coming.’ Hopefully the rest of the guys on that defense – not only the defense, but the offense and the whole team – feed off of that. That’s what it takes to win. That’s what we need to win. You’ve got to have that passion and that love for the game”
The Cowboys defense was horrendous a year ago, so having more players stepping up and playing with intensity is something that will only benefit the team.
Hopefully the message was delivered loud and clear that the rest of the Cowboys defense should learn from Wilcox’s attitude, but hopefully they also avoid hitting their star players during practice.