Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman La’el Collins took offense to what he perceived to be a late hit from a WFT defender.
Collins assumed Washington defender Will Bradley-King got away with a late hit on quarterback Dak Prescott, but the replay suggests otherwise. If anything, Collins overreacted, and thus came in to give Bradley-King a piece of his mind.
The officials quickly ejected Collins, who had no right to take matters into his own hands. The Cowboys defeated Washington on Sunday afternoon, putting even more distance between themselves and WFT in the NFC East.
As far as Collins is concerned, justice was served, one way or another.
Cowboys: Why was La’el Collins ejected?
Collins was rightly ejected for throwing a punch. He had to see that coming, even if he saw red in the moment. You can’t get away with such acts of emotion in a professional football game these days, despite the fact it’s a physical game.
The Cowboys are now three games up in the division. That’s a dramatic difference from the one game difference that would’ve separated these two teams had Washington found a way to win on Sunday.
Give Dallas credit — with serious questions about their status in the division, they came up quite large. Next step is clinching both the East and a playoff berth, which could come as soon as the next few weeks.