Tyrone Crawford has apologized after he started a huge scuffle during Cowboys training camp on Thursday.
The defensive end was lined up against teammate Zack Martin, and for some reason things got heated between the two. Both of them started pushing and hitting each other, which prompted several other teammates to get involved.
“We can bring that energy somewhere else,” Crawford told the media after the mini-brawl ( via Dallas’ WFAA-TV ). “Here we gotta get the reps in. I just came out with maybe too much energy today and started some things I shouldn’t have started.
“I can’t do that. I’m one of the veteran players, and that was childish of me.”
Crawford and Martin’s scuffle was one of three altercations between Cowboys players on Thursday, and one person who loved the intensity was team owner Jerry Jones.
“What I saw was competitiveness,” Jones said, via the Star-Telegram . “It didn’t undermine our team concepts. I liked it.”
Coach Jason Garrett seemed to agree with Jones, saying he would rather players be too intense than lazy.