Last week, many around Dallas wondered aloud about the Tennessee Titans’ reputation as a “dirty” or “cheap” team, an argument likely spurred on by Broncos’ quarterback Kyle Orton, and Broncos’ head coach Josh McDaniels suggesting as much after their 26-20 week four victory over the team. This week, the tables have turned, and it’s a Dallas Cowboy who is being accused of playing in a less-than-fair manner.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune this week that, in his experience, Cowboys’ right tackle Marc Colombo was something of a dirty player.
“I don't know him personally, but as a player I think he's kind of dirty," Edwards said, via the Dallas Morning News. “[He] does some dirty things. You have to have that fight in you to play this game. I guess that's his way of having that fight in him."
“It happens in the battle of the game. I'm not a crybaby about it. I'll continue to play. It happens both ways.”
If Colombo does employ some dirty tactics, they must not work all that well, at least not against Edwards.
Colombo was probably the worst of the Cowboys’ offensive linemen in last January’s 34-3, seaon-ending beatdown in Minnesota--which, considering how the unit played as a whole, is quite a statement. Edwards did most of his damage against Colombo, posting three sacks, two stuffs, five quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.
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