Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys running back, was fined for defending his quarterback in a scrum.
Dak Prescott was hit while he was out of bounds in a scramble. Elliott and La’el Collins did not like the incident. Both players were fined $10,300
The NFL fined #Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and OL La'el Collins $10,300 each for unnecessary roughness in a scrum following a hit on Dak Prescott last week against Washington. Collins threw punches and was ejected.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 18, 2021
This is the play that got Collins and Elliott up in arms.
La'el Collins is ejected for throwing a punch at the end of the play after a presumed late hit on his QB. (It wasn't late.) pic.twitter.com/NuwDtGIs06
— Fᴏᴏᴛʙᴀʟʟ Zᴇʙʀᴀs🇺🇦 (@footballzebras) December 12, 2021
The video shows Prescott in bounds. Technically, Prescott can still be hit in such a situation.
After being up 24-0 at the half, the Cowboys managed to hold off Washington’s late comeback. Their defense was the key to victory as they forced several fumbles and had a Randy Gregory interception during the first half.
The Cowboys now stand at 9-4 overall and will face the 4-9 New York Giants on Sunday.
Both Elliott and Collins will be present and kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.