After Sunday’s match against Washington Football Team, Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, defended La’el Collins. He was ejected for throwing a punch. Dak Prescott, quarterback, was running out of bounds when a Washington defender shoved him very close to his sideline. Prescott fell to the ground. Collins ran over upset by the play and eventually got ejected from game.
Will Bradley-King, a Washington defensive end, shoved Prescott shortly before he stepped out of bounds. Ezekiel Elliott started to push Bradley King. La’el Collins came in and got into a fight with him.
McCarthy stated that LC did exactly as you are supposed to do there, praising his lineman who had Prescott’s back.
After last season, McCarthy and the Cowboys had Washington’s treatment at their quarterback in their minds. Andy Dalton was injured by an illegal hit in the face of Washington last season, when Prescott was out. McCarthy became upset with his offensive line following the game, and he came out in support of Dalton.
McCarthy stated that McCarthy spoke a lot about protecting and playing for each other during last year’s postgame conference. “It was definitely not the response that you would expect.”
It appears that Collins was heard by the Cowboys’ linemen, who were enthusiastically supportive of him on Sunday.
Tyron Smith , Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle, was forced to withdraw from Sunday’s game against Washington Football Team because of a left knee injury. Jon Machota, Cowboys reporter tweeted Smith was seen struggling to walk it off.
At the start of the fourth quarter, the Cowboys (14-4) had a comfortable lead of 27-8. It would be logical to allow Smith to rest since Dallas appears to have the game in its hands.
The Cowboys are now down to two losses after a blistering 6-1 start. It is their second consecutive victory. They also won the NFC East division title, three games ahead Washington and Philadelphia.
In just two weeks, the two teams will be meeting again at AT&T Stadium. Each team has NFC East games between them, with Dallas hosting the New York Giants and Washington hosting the Philadelphia Eagles.