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Cowboys won’t discipline B.W. Webb for practice altercation

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The routine training camp scuffle took a different turn at the joint practice between the Cowboys and Raiders on Tuesday when an on-field scrap wandered close enough to fans that one of them took a swing at Cowboys cornerback B.W. Webb with a helmet.

Webb took a retaliatory shot toward the fan and others finally intervened to cool things down before anything else happened. On Wednesday, coach Jason Garrett said that the team would not discipline Webb for making an advance toward the fan and that he hasn’t heard anything about the league imposing discipline of their own.

Despite the issue with the helmet swinging, Garrett sounded pleased with the practice. He called it “as electric an atmosphere” as he’s ever seen for a training camp and said that he wasn’t upset by the way the team reacted when the fracas broke out after a tackle by cornerback Morris Claiborne during a drill.

“At some point you have to as a player defend your teammate, get yourself in there and make sure he’s going to be OK,” Garrett said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Always have your guy’s back. That’s an important part of building a football team. At the same time poise in that situation is important. I felt we demonstrated both and you kind of move on.”

There would have been no question about discipline for Webb or anyone else if not for the fan’s decision to interject himself into the proceedings and more thought should go into securing the practice area in the future to make sure no such questions need to be asked again.

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24 Responses to “Cowboys won’t discipline B.W. Webb for practice altercation”
  1. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Aug 13, 2014 2:41 PM

    Just have the fan arrested and barred for life. End of story. End of discussion about needing more rules.

  2. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 13, 2014 2:42 PM

    He’ll be a member of he 2014 Cowboys defense.

    … He’ll suffer enough.

  3. mshawn75 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:44 PM

    Why are the fans so close to the field to begin with? Seems like most camps keep them in the stands, or 20 yards away.

  4. Raider-in-PA says: Aug 13, 2014 2:45 PM

    The fan swung a helmet and barely touched Webb… WOW, now thats a big deal!!

    Who cares, its football!!

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 13, 2014 2:46 PM

    Wash away my troubles
    Wash away my pain
    With the rain of Shambala

    Wash away my sorrow
    Wash away my shame
    With the rain in Shambala

  6. ravishingronald says: Aug 13, 2014 2:47 PM

    Why would they. They’ll be bringing back a convicted drunk driver that killed his team mate.

  7. goldbloodedindfw says: Aug 13, 2014 2:48 PM

    Might be a good idea to have a barrier keeping the fans atleast 5 feet away from players.

  8. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:01 PM

    How on earth does a fan have access to a helmet for swinging purposes? Do the Cowboys literally practice with fans on the field???

  9. upperdecker19 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:08 PM

    How ’bout them Cowboys!!!!

  10. whodey4life513 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:14 PM

    Why is it when I post something it never shows up? Can you answer that PFT? Also I’m posting this because I can’t find where to contact you so what better place?

  11. purpleguy says: Aug 13, 2014 3:19 PM

    Maybe he needs to take a time-out and be forced to stand in the corner like his former Cowboy Bennett did with the Bears.

  12. thirstymofo says: Aug 13, 2014 3:22 PM

    They are on skeleton crew. What are they going to do, suspend him?

  13. skum01 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:23 PM

    Typical Cowboys.

  14. bcdc26 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:25 PM

    No point in it. He’ll be getting cut anyway

  15. fin72 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:30 PM

    Don’t worry, Uncle Roger will suspend him for life.

  16. mufasa1822 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:37 PM

    Football is a violent game. That is the workplace environment. When a fan takes a swing at a player the fan better count on the player swinging back.

  17. flexx91 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:38 PM

    captainwisdom8888 says:
    Aug 13, 2014 3:01 PM
    How on earth does a fan have access to a helmet for swinging purposes? Do the Cowboys literally practice with fans on the field???
    ___________________________________

    Seriously??? Let me help you with this one….. The fans bring these items such as helmets, footballs, jerseys etc. to the practices for player’s autographs.

  18. jerrysglassescleaner says: Aug 13, 2014 3:38 PM

    Why should he? Do what your mama taught you to do. Someone swings at you, defend yourself. If anything, that fan should of been arrested.

  19. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 13, 2014 3:56 PM

    whodey4life513 says:
    Aug 13, 2014 3:14 PM

    Why is it when I post something it never shows up? Can you answer that PFT? Also I’m posting this because I can’t find where to contact you so what better place?
    —————————————————-
    I hear you man…unless it meets their agenda, they won’t post your comments. Totally biased and sensationalist propaganda site led by a former lawyer…go figure.

  20. philsimmsisadouche says: Aug 13, 2014 4:01 PM

    While I believe the fan probably deserved to be swung on, I don’t see how the league or the Cowboys can look the other way when a player takes a swing at a spectator for any reason, especially a spectator on the other side of a fence who said player could easily get away from. This isn’t a case of self defense. It’s tit for tat.

  21. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 13, 2014 4:50 PM

    Not been a fan of Webb’s before now and doubted he would make the final roster. But I must say I’m proud of him for stepping up and taking a swing at that out of control fan. I’m pulling for Webb to make the roster now.

  22. djshnooks says: Aug 13, 2014 6:33 PM

    As they shouldn’t.

    Any man swings a WEAPON at you, you do what you need to do to protect yourself.

    Bottom line.

  23. philyeagles5 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:39 PM

    The fan doesn’t get more rights to swing over the fence than Webb does to swing back. Self defense is still a thing even if you get paid millions.

  24. raiderapologist says: Aug 13, 2014 9:49 PM

    Pre-Manning Denver fans might remember when Lincoln Kennedy went into the stands to confront fans throwing battery-charged snowballs. These things happen.

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