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Jason Witten, Byron Jones get into “fun” shoving match

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Jason Witten constantly challenges the Cowboys defense in practice. He does it with words and sometimes with his actions.

Witten was in the middle of a spirited last minicamp practice Thursday as the tight end traded shoves with safety Byron Jones.

Just having a little fun, competitive, you know,” Witten said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “It’s been chippy all offseason between the offense and defense. Just making each other better. He’s turning into this player and I’m constantly challenging Byron that I think he can play at that level. I think he can be one of those guys. It’s good to have those competitions and get him fired up a little bit. Great stage to do it.”

Jones, who also used the word “fun” to describe the shoving match, broke up a pass intended for Witten a few plays after the exchange. Witten ended up on the ground but didn’t respond.

“Guys love to compete and that’s what they do,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “That’s why those two guys are really good football players. It matters to them. Everything matters to them. They scratch and claw and fight for every inch. That’s a really healthy thing for your football team.”

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4 Responses to “Jason Witten, Byron Jones get into “fun” shoving match”
  1. jimbo75025 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:34 PM

    Nobody can ever question Wittens guts and competitive drive.

    Guy came back from spleen surgery and played when most would still be on the couch doped up on painkillers.

  2. medialovesthecowboys says: Jun 15, 2017 4:37 PM

    Only good things coming out of the Cowboys camp. Would NOT be surprised if Nolan Carroll gets cut.

    Garrett is making it clear, he wants players that leave it all on the field and stay out of trouble off of it. Randy Gregory (who is dealing with a substance abuse issue and clinical depression, and overall isn’t a bad guy) will never play for the Cowboys again.

  3. amaf21 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:50 PM

    Byron you ain’t nobody. Best watch yourself.

  4. zimreapers says: Jun 19, 2017 11:11 AM

    A couple of shoving buddies

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