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Fan swings helmet at Cowboys’ Webb during practice fight; Webb swings back

B.W. Webb AP

According to multiple published reports, a spectator swung a helmet at Cowboys cornerback B.W. Webb during Tuesday’s joint practice between Dallas and Oakland in Oxnard, California.

The incident occurred as Cowboys and Raiders players brawled near fans. According to The Associated Press and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the helmet missed Webb. The AP reports Webb then took his own “swing” at the spectator, with the Star-Telegram reporting Webb twice tried to get after the fan before coaches intervened.

“It’s definitely a dangerous situation. I don’t know why fans would want to jump on this side of the fence. I don’t think they’d like it too much on this side,” Webb said of the incident, according to the Star-Telegram. “I wasn’t expecting that, but whoever jumped on my back, I had to get them off.”

The helmet-swinging incident came after Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne tackled Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera, which sparked a conflict involving multiple players, including Oakland wide receiver Greg Little.

This was the first of two joint practices between the Raiders and Cowboys, with one more slated for Wednesday.

UPDATE 11:25 p.m. ET: Via NBCDFW.com, here is video of the incident. After Claiborne tackled Rivera, the defender stepped over the fallen offensive player. Little took umbrage, leading to an altercation near spectators, who were separated from the field by a fence.

Later, the video shows Webb at the fence near fans, at least one of whom had put his hand over the fence and onto the field. As Webb, whose right arm was near the fence, looked to his left, the helmet was pushed his way. Webb responded by twice striking over the fence into the crowd with his right arm before heading back toward the field.

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110 Responses to “Fan swings helmet at Cowboys’ Webb during practice fight; Webb swings back”
  1. skins716 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:01 PM

    stay classy Oakland

  2. Cameronm says: Aug 12, 2014 11:02 PM

    Those classy Raider fans, what do you expect?

  3. Steeler Nation is so far above you and your lowly franchise. We built this league. Pittsburgh's three rivers are made from the tears of our opponents. Bow to your supreme overlords. says: Aug 12, 2014 11:02 PM

    This spectator’s name: Jerry Jones. Just making the mistake of overreacting to a mistake.

  4. johnnyfreakinfootball says: Aug 12, 2014 11:04 PM

    Who’s this Webb guy? You know what a dangerous situation is, Webb? Afghanistan. #priorities

  5. SparkyGump says: Aug 12, 2014 11:06 PM

    The Raiders and the Cowboys. Both once proud and winning franchises. They fit so well together. Practicing together. Fighting together. Picking 1st and 2nd together next spring.

    Thanks AL & Jerry. It’s all on you.

  6. richndc says: Aug 12, 2014 11:06 PM

    In today’s overaggressive hate filled era of internet tough guys and idiots, makes perfect sense.

  7. officialgame says: Aug 12, 2014 11:06 PM

    Battle of the dregs of the earth.

  8. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Aug 12, 2014 11:07 PM

    Just throw it to Greg Little more often. He’ll never catch the ball so there won’t be any big brawls over someone getting tackled.

    Go Browns!

  9. brendanragan says: Aug 12, 2014 11:07 PM

    You could have eliminated the teams involved and location of this story, and I still would have known it was an Oakland fan.

  10. FlashPatterson says: Aug 12, 2014 11:09 PM

    Yeah Webb you’re such a tough guy.. shut up. You’re one of the least intimidating NFL players.

  11. therealraider says: Aug 12, 2014 11:14 PM

    That’s absolutely inexcusable, unless a fan is defending himself/herself we have no right to instigate contact with a player. Its dirt bags like that guy that give Raider fans a bad reputation.

  12. beerbudsnbevo says: Aug 12, 2014 11:16 PM

    About time that defense showed some fight… Hope the fan that swung the helmet was arrested.

  13. veence69 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:16 PM

    I’m surprised that Oakland is ok with bussing inmates from gen-pop to Raiders scrimmages.

    That whole franchise, from the owner down to “Raiders Nation” belongs at the bottom of the ocean.

  14. rhemish says: Aug 12, 2014 11:16 PM

    Jerry jones should be suspended from the nfl for his conduct

  15. jmc8888 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:19 PM

    Stay classy Raiders fans

  16. hurricanegrabowski says: Aug 12, 2014 11:20 PM

    B.W. Webb sounds like a name for an oil magnate, not a football player.

  17. ronfai says: Aug 12, 2014 11:23 PM

    Jerry Jones and Dennis Allen must like reports of fights unlike the harbaughs

  18. raymondtx says: Aug 12, 2014 11:24 PM

    Maybe it was the same fat fan from “malice at the palace”.

  19. 34defense2014 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:25 PM

    That’s it, don’t take any crap from a Cowboy! Show them the Raider way!!

  20. billsfan1 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:25 PM

    See what happens when you don’t guard our borders?

  21. roylp says: Aug 12, 2014 11:26 PM

    Lol what would you expect to happen with these 2 teams on the same practice field together. The funny thing is Oakland might end up with a better record this year.

  22. hounds64 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:28 PM

    This is part of the reason we will all be watching from home soon, no open camps…and we’ll have to rely on the media for our training camp takeaways. *cringe*

  23. 34defense2014 says: Aug 12, 2014 11:30 PM

    That’s right, show those cowards the Raider way! 💪

  24. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 12, 2014 11:32 PM

    Let’s face it…

    Two irrelevant teams with irrelevant fans.

  25. irjonny says: Aug 12, 2014 11:36 PM

    that piece of crap webb tried to injure rivera with his cleats after the play. just because you’re on the worst defense in history doesn’t mean you get to be a dk

  26. 1phillyphan says: Aug 12, 2014 11:38 PM

    looked to me like that fight was more inthe stands then the article wants to admit…raider fans are passionate ( and most fans hate the Cowboys)..the fan swinging the helmet was definatly in the wrong and should be punished for it legally…but same for Webb. he not only put his hands on the fan ( from what i saw) but he went back for more..not once but twice…Should be a league mandated suspension for Webb..At least 1 game.

  27. browcho says: Aug 12, 2014 11:38 PM

    Raiders fans are gangsters. Wonder how brave that idiot would be if that barrier wasn’t there. Punk.

  28. ocdn says: Aug 12, 2014 11:39 PM

    Let me guess…….Raider fan?

  29. hakunamangata says: Aug 12, 2014 11:40 PM

    Dear Oakland,

    This is why you can’t have nice things.

  30. Big Blue On You says: Aug 12, 2014 11:43 PM

    My kid’s Pee-Wee football team has better brawls than this. Lame; even for cowgirls…

  31. shackdelrio says: Aug 12, 2014 11:46 PM

    Goodell has suspended the fan for two games.

  32. McFaddensPulledHammy says: Aug 12, 2014 11:49 PM

    Swing? More like a wussy push. He couldn’t have squashed a Napa grape with that.

  33. goldbloodedindfw says: Aug 12, 2014 11:51 PM

    How completely idiotic of the fan to get involved. I love football and my team with a passion but if I was ever in that position where I witnessed a training camp fight a few feet away there is no way I’d even consider getting involved. If anything I’d probably back away. I guess some people are just always looking to prove how tough they are.

  34. bolt4life says: Aug 12, 2014 11:51 PM

    As someone who works for the Sheriff’s Department currently stationed in the jails, Webb saying, “I don’t know why fans would want to jump on this side of the fence. I don’t think they’d like it too much on this side.” is hilarious to me. Ever since I started working in this profession, NFL fights look so weak to me now. There are some real, knock out, drag out fights in jail. I doubt most these NFL players have been in a real fight before because they always talk about their fights like it was the brutal match. The only NFL fight I’ve seen recently that looked brutal was when Johnson destroyed Finnegan. All the current NFL fights are men with gloves slapping other men’s helmets. Stop trying to talk all big and bad, Webb. I’m sure a lot of those Raider fans have been in more real fights than you have.

  35. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 12, 2014 11:57 PM

    Wow, Mo Claiborne covering Greg Little. Talk about disappointing on both ends.

  36. jsrdc says: Aug 13, 2014 12:12 AM

    Par for the course for Raider fans. They are by far the worst fans in the NFL when it comes to acting like punks.

    Good job of keeping those wackos off your back, Webb.

  37. bartpkelly says: Aug 13, 2014 12:25 AM

    The helmet was pushed his way?

    Whose helmet? What…oh never mind. I’m going to read the article about what McNabb thinks should happen.

  38. 941bucs says: Aug 13, 2014 12:27 AM

    Now thats totally awesome right there. But hes right, I damn sure wouldnt want to be on the other side of the fence…them some big dudes

  39. robgilman says: Aug 13, 2014 12:31 AM

    more raider fans than cowboy fans in the crowd

  40. starchybunker says: Aug 13, 2014 12:38 AM

    looks like the yard at San Quentin…stay classy.

  41. logicalvoicescowboybrother says: Aug 13, 2014 12:40 AM

    Oakland fans staying classy SMH !

  42. footballfan72 says: Aug 13, 2014 12:43 AM

    Good, as a fan I know you don’t cross lines. Remember the Malice at the Palace? You deserve anything that happens if you step to the plate.

  43. faepernick says: Aug 13, 2014 12:49 AM

    Fans should not be allowed this close to players during practice, period.

  44. gayforbrady says: Aug 13, 2014 1:00 AM

    I guess you could use “swing” to describe what he did. I would say he “flubbed” it at him.

    Either way the player shouldn’t have jumped into the stands.

  45. raidernation707 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:01 AM

    Romo threw a punch and it got intercepted

  46. theheyseed says: Aug 13, 2014 1:03 AM

    The fan was just trying to clean his face shield.

  47. mrgroovesd says: Aug 13, 2014 1:04 AM

    Wait, it involved Raider fans? Figures…

  48. raiders44 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:05 AM

    Awesome scrum, pumps me up for some regular season football. Webb with some vicious punches at the fans. Quite the rage there, the helmet was pushed in the direction of his back and he had his helmet on. Little bit of an overreaction by Webb. Animal

  49. blackbeard43 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:17 AM

    It’s all in good fun.

  50. therealbillybuffalo says: Aug 13, 2014 1:22 AM

    What do you expect when the Raiders are in town? It puts everybody on edge. Seemingly to the point where fans will physically attack their favorite team.

  51. upperdecker19 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:28 AM

    How ’bout them Cowboys!!!!

  52. albigverg says: Aug 13, 2014 1:37 AM

    Absolutely love it, notice how G Little appears in the beginning of the video.. He’s #15 and not even in the play. He earns a roster spot for this in my book. Raiders need a nasty streak like in the Gruden years.

  53. CowboyErik says: Aug 13, 2014 1:45 AM

    Swing away WEBB!

  54. 4thandlonger says: Aug 13, 2014 1:47 AM

    Neither than fan nor Webb swung anything. A fan reached over with a helmet, the player pushed out at the fan.

    Players and fans shouldn’t mix. Whoever crossed the boundaries either way should be punished, but here it’s pretty low key stuff.

    Glad to see the Raiders and Cowboys are wasting time pretending to be tough guys fighting instead of actually getting tougher to play against.

  55. zillabeast says: Aug 13, 2014 1:49 AM

    Holy cow, that training camp is nuts. I’m not sure how either of those teams could be expected to succeed under those practice conditions. No wonder.

  56. mf7krime says: Aug 13, 2014 1:54 AM

    Biggest sideshow disaster of a sports franchise in the world. America’s team? Yeah I guess if Lindsay Lohan is America’s sweetheart.

  57. omen316 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:00 AM

    Can’t say id expect anything less from either of those organization, or their fans. Sometimes I think the NFL is just the governments way of keeping the general publics primitive minds on something other their own warmongering. Just a thought though. #USAUSAUSA

  58. jerrysglassescleaner says: Aug 13, 2014 2:13 AM

    Typical Raider nation and their fans. No wonder no one wants them anywhere. The Black Hole got tired of sucking everything. Nothing compares to Cowboys Nation and our first class organization. Jerry’s boys are super bowl bound. Watch out world!

  59. daveshingle says: Aug 13, 2014 2:15 AM

    Not understanding Webbs comments. So did someone jump on his back or swing a helmet at him?

  60. orivar says: Aug 13, 2014 3:11 AM

    Yup. That’s California fans for you. Well Oakland/San Franciso fans. People try to say Philadelphia is bad but if Philly fans are no where close to them and would lose in a hypothetical riot..badly.

  61. twisteditoff says: Aug 13, 2014 3:20 AM

    roidrage dumb cowboys player prolly would have picked fight with a girl or child also there is no way he would have knowen if he struck a child

  62. revelation123 says: Aug 13, 2014 4:45 AM

    Webb is a class act just like the Cowboys defense is dominant.

  63. nickdoggmoneycash says: Aug 13, 2014 4:46 AM

    Cowboys continue to be the laughing stock of the league.

  64. stercuilus65 says: Aug 13, 2014 4:57 AM

    “It’s definitely a dangerous situation. I don’t know why fans would want to jump on this side of the fence. I don’t think they’d like it too much on this side,” Webb said ….

    From the look of some of those gangbangers on the other side I don’t think Webb would like it all that much on that side either…

  65. bucsorbust says: Aug 13, 2014 5:15 AM

    An all new meaning for “Dallas Cowboys coming to you live….”

  66. wiskybuck says: Aug 13, 2014 5:17 AM

    I would hardly call that a swing…more of a push.

  67. araidersfan says: Aug 13, 2014 5:20 AM

    A tense atmosphere to be sure but I’m sure that when Jerry Jones weighs in with his pearls of wisdom the resulting laughter will defuse the situation.

  68. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 13, 2014 5:40 AM

    Raider nation invaded the Cowboys training camp so what possibly could go wrong? Anyone could see this coming.

    The fan clearly took a swing at Webb with a helmet. This whole thing was just a bad idea and could have gone even worse.

  69. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:19 AM

    We dont need to know about fights. Just like the Harbaughs said, the media is all about negativity in the NFL.
    Just talk and write about the positive

  70. dabears2485 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:57 AM

    Seems like no big deal. Webb didn’t look like he meant to hurt anyone. Looked to me like he was trying to deflect. The fan was just being a nuisance and perhaps should have been kicked out for it.

  71. dabears2485 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:59 AM

    On second look, yes….I think Webb was just getting a too rowdy fan to back off.

  72. raiderufan says: Aug 13, 2014 7:09 AM

    Go Raiders!!!!

    That punk is gonna be gone in about 3….2….1…..

  73. cardsfann1 says: Aug 13, 2014 7:17 AM

    Wow. Crazy. Don’t know what else to say…

  74. n0hopeleft says: Aug 13, 2014 7:21 AM

    So this Cowboys DB has been in multiple fights already for doing stupid crap like he did when he made the tackle. Moron, have a little class.

    However, that Raider fan should be banned for life.

  75. bassplucker says: Aug 13, 2014 7:23 AM

    LOL, what a zoo.

  76. whatjusthapped says: Aug 13, 2014 7:24 AM

    Punk move by the fan swinging the helmet. What’s up with a Viking fan attending a Raider-Cowboy practice?

  77. eaglesw00t says: Aug 13, 2014 7:33 AM

    Stay classy Webb.

    ‘Murica’s team…

  78. GettingNoRespect says: Aug 13, 2014 7:35 AM

    The player should be suspended, the fan should be banned.

  79. 88xfactor says: Aug 13, 2014 7:36 AM

    OK, Everybody keep your hands to yourself. Love the energy though.

  80. gpete1962 says: Aug 13, 2014 7:53 AM

    It’s a Cowboy player, What did you expect?

  81. fground says: Aug 13, 2014 7:54 AM

    what nonsense – there was no swinging of the helmet by the fan – it was just moving around as some shoving went on.

  82. demskinsbaby says: Aug 13, 2014 7:56 AM

    Two garbage franchises… nothing to see here.

  83. demskinsbaby says: Aug 13, 2014 8:00 AM

    I’m sure somebody will spin this into a “I want my guys to be aggresive. That’s what we need to win”… *smh…

  84. rutchaser says: Aug 13, 2014 8:07 AM

    That fan is an idiot. It’s not your game or fight…stay out.

  85. jackburton77 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:07 AM

    Ders and the Eagles are now tied for least classy fans in the league.

  86. sewalters79 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:08 AM

    They should have throw it to Greg Little, he would have surely dropped it, incident avoided. End of story

    +1

  87. erikinhell says: Aug 13, 2014 8:22 AM

    These fans must have never seen the Boston Bruins game where the players climbed into the stands and beat up a couple fans. Fans that try to take a shot at an NFL player deserve what they get, just like the fans that run out on the field.

  88. rg3enoughsaid says: Aug 13, 2014 8:26 AM

    Depth Chart:
    #1 Claiborne
    #2-5 Scrubs

  89. bergencountyjc says: Aug 13, 2014 8:32 AM

    I have no problem with this. It’s one thing to be a homer for your team watching them practice against a “rival” but it’s another to take that step further to interfere with a pre-season dust-up that could land you with assault charges or banned for life from attending games.

  90. totallyuselessme says: Aug 13, 2014 8:32 AM

    Hey, you swing a weapon at a guy, I think the least you should expect back is a fist getting swung back.

    I hope whoever that jerk was tries it again and somebody knocks his ass out.

  91. canetic says: Aug 13, 2014 8:35 AM

    I think the news here is that the Cowboys defense made a tackle.

  92. salmen76 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:37 AM

    2 scrub teams practicing together. Too funny. The 31st and 32nd ranked teams practicing together. LOL! And they can’t even do that without fighting each other and the fans. What a joke of two franchises. Geaux Saints!

  93. oilerthentexandiehard says: Aug 13, 2014 8:45 AM

    In the vid there is another person leaning over acting like he’s a boxer, throwing punches at the Cowboys before another person jabs the helmet at Webb.

    Not really fans IMO. More like idiots.

    You’d block the post if I used the real adjectives that describe them.

  94. fin72 says: Aug 13, 2014 8:48 AM

    Such a large percentage of today’s NFL fans are losers that it’s no longer possible to attend a game in a safe environment. Just another reason why football is 100 times better on TV.

  95. alonestartexan says: Aug 13, 2014 9:16 AM

    Imagine how intense it’s going to get when the Raiders are in San Antonio!

  96. bassplucker says: Aug 13, 2014 9:17 AM

    I don’t know why any normal person in their right mind would ever pick a fight with an NFL player. An “average sized” DB… let’s say, 6′ 195 lbs… is bigger than many men in the U.S. population and in better shape than 95% of them irregardless of size. But then there are plenty of idiots out there wandering around these days.

  97. robigd says: Aug 13, 2014 9:19 AM

    Reading about it makes it seem so much worse than it actually was.

  98. notthetroll says: Aug 13, 2014 9:20 AM

    Nice to see Raiders’ fans getting valuable reps in the preseason as well. You don’t think all that drunken violence can be executed so well in the regular season without some practice, do you?

  99. cyraider says: Aug 13, 2014 9:24 AM

    Smart money is on the fan…Claiborne is a punk.
    Dallas and Jerruh are a joke who will win last place in their division.

    Don’t be stupid Dallas, jut feel lucky we’re allowing you into the state we own and onto our practice field.

    #NATION

  100. bbbmf says: Aug 13, 2014 9:47 AM

    Once the spectator took the swing he lost piano player status, he’s fair game.

  101. longsufferingkcfan says: Aug 13, 2014 9:49 AM

    Getting into a fight over pro sports played by athletes who don’t know you exist and wouldn’t care about you even if they did is as pathetic as thinking that sprippers really like you.

  102. fissels says: Aug 13, 2014 9:50 AM

    That was a nice tackle by Claiborne!

  103. REDSKINSFOREVER says: Aug 13, 2014 9:53 AM

    So the wr who is getting tackled for a living took offense to being tackled. Good luck this season, big guy. The only way he’s going to avoid being tackled is if he’s Greg little. I think he’s only been tackled once and some how only has 1 td ?????

  104. phillyphan975 says: Aug 13, 2014 9:59 AM

    For a team that never catches the ball and one that can not tackle, this seemed like a pretty successful play to me… Where is the story? The fan swinging the helmet did not have his face painted and spiked shoulder pads? New breed of Raider fans I guess…

  105. lscratchingthesurface says: Aug 13, 2014 10:09 AM

    We’ll, finally someone comes with knuckles! Jim Harbaugh would be proud! Wait, What? Oh, it’s just the raiders. So much for an improved team.

  106. leatherhelmets says: Aug 13, 2014 10:28 AM

    How bout them commitment to excellence!

  107. dougydouglikeslittleboys says: Aug 13, 2014 12:58 PM

    Let get to the facts…….instead of the one sided raider hating bias.

    First off Jerry Jones should take note…recently he was quoted as saying San Antonio is Cowboy territory ….Well Jerry it was 100% clearly evident that Oxnard was Raider territory….must be pretty embarrassing and humiliating for your players when you host a practice , and the only fans there are the opposing teams fans. Now you know how the chargers feel when they host the raiders.

    Secondly – Claiborne started it

    Lastly, MJD cleary goes after a guy one on one, only for three other cowboys to jump him, and one of the guy rips off his helmet and hits a fan with it when he ripped it off. What was sad is to watch (which has been deleted on the internet) MJD have to cover up his head as 5 cowboys gang beat the guy……

  108. trollaikman8 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:00 PM

    Orlando Scandrick thought he was just at a rave.

  109. gammynomnom says: Aug 13, 2014 1:12 PM

    hey, thanks to the geniuses who pointed out there were more Raiders fans than Cowboys fans in the crowd. Imagine that on Oxnard CALIFORNIA

  110. Raider-in-PA says: Aug 13, 2014 2:42 PM

    The fan swung a helmet and barely touched Webb… WOW, thats a big deal!! With the supposed gangs that were said to be in the crowd, it couldve been A LOT worse!!

    Who cares, its football!!

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