Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett certainly wasn’t happy about cornerback Orlando Scandrick being ejected from practice on Sunday, after shoving an official out of the way while trying to make a play along the sideline, but he told reporters this week that he didn’t plan on fining Scandrick, either.
"It’s obviously not a very good thing," Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We have those officials out there for a reason. Coaches are supposed to coach, players are supposed to play and officials are supposed to officiate. That’s what happens in a game and that’s what we try to create in practice. One of the really good things about our training camp is it’s very competitive. We have competitive players and we try to put them in situations where they compete hard against each other. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s good for our team.
“I think having a moment like that, even though it’s a bad moment at the time for the player and our team, it can be a great learning tool as well. The importance of competing the right way, keeping your poise, doing the right things, doing things that winning football players and winning football teams do. It was not a good thing. It was a bad incident. But you’ve got to move on from it and learn from it."
To his credit, Scandrick made it clear after the session that he understood his mistake and initiated a discussion of the incident with coaches.
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.