Lawrence Vickers isn’t afraid to admit that there will be a personal element in play for him when the Cowboys face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. The fullback was drafted by the Browns and spent five seasons with the team before departing for Houston in 2011, and then Dallas this year.
"It's personal, why wouldn't it be?" Vickers said Thursday, per ESPN Dallas. "If anybody tells you it ain't never personal when they playing their old team they're lying to you. It's always personal. They just keep it quiet. Of course it's personal. It's not like, ‘oh, I just got to get them or nothing like that.’ But I'm going to take it personal because I'm playing against my old teammates and my old organization, and I want to win."
Despite the emotion involved, Vickers actually said he and the Browns split on good terms.
"The Texans weren't a set a place for me. Cleveland was home,” he said. “I was there five years, I gave that organization a lot and I got a lot from them, and I appreciate them for even drafting me. It's personal to a sense, it's like playing your family. Whenever you play against family you want bragging rights."
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