Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick and defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford had themselves a bit of a donnybrook during a minicamp workout on Wednesday, an instance of emotions boiling over that head coach Jason Garrett reads as a positive sign.
“Well, these guys have been going at each other a little bit. And you know, it’s I guess our 11th practice of the offseason,” Garrett told the team’s official website. “We’re in a two-minute type situation, and we always preach competitiveness and competing and you have to compete the right way. The best teams I’ve been on have always had skirmishes happen, a healthy respect for each other.”
For veterans like tight end Jason Witten, the sight of two teammates locking horns on the practice field at Valley Ranch is nothing new. And, like Garrett, he views it as a positive.
“We’ve had nine, 10 hard practices. I think it’s been kind of adding up and fueling up in these guys’ minds and it was a little hot and competing out there, so it’s all right,” Witten said. “It’s good, though. It’s good to have that kind of competition, good for our team.”
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