Mike McCarthy applauds La’el Collins defending his QB, which resulted in ejection

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It was last season in Washington that Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy questioned his players after a loss to Washington. McCarthy didn’t appreciate that none of his players came to quarterback Andy Dalton‘s defense after an illegal hit by Jon Bostic that concussed Dalton.

The Cowboys, who were playing with four backup offensive linemen, didn’t get into Bostic’s face.

Fast forward to Sunday when La'el Collins earned an ejection for defending quarterback Dak Prescott.

“LC did exactly what you’re supposed to do there,” McCarthy said after the Cowboys’ 27-20 win over Washington on Sunday.

Washington defensive end William Bradley-King hit Prescott along the Cowboys sideline as Prescott threw away the ball. Collins went after Bradley-King, throwing punches that got him ejected.

Bradley-King’s only penalty was offsides, which was superseded by Collins’ penalty.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was not in the game at the time, also got involved. He shoved Bradley-King several times but was not penalized.

A year ago, in his postgame news conference, McCarthy said, “We speak all the time about playing for one another, protecting one another. It definitely was probably not the response you would expect.”

Collins gave McCarthy the response he expected.

11 responses to “Mike McCarthy applauds La’el Collins defending his QB, which resulted in ejection

  1. That clown, Collins, and the jerk, Zeke, should be suspended for their actions. There is no honor in committing an unprovoked attack upon a player who performed his job within the rules. That Dallas team is so overrated. If I were them, I’d find a QB with more than 10 IQ points. That pick six was a direct result of his slow mental processing skills. He is so overrated and overpaid. That team was so lucky to escape Washington with a victory. What should scare Dallas is Washington knows that Dallas gave them their best shot and they are beatable. The favor will be returned in the Dallas dome of death. Book it.

  2. Even tho the hit was legal, it also wasn’t necessary so I’m fully on Collins side on this one. Send a message. Make a statement. Your quarterback sure can’t right now.

  3. The push was not necessary and the Washington player knew exactly what he was doing.. had it coming. You stick up for your team. At the end of the day, king just made the cowboys players stronger. Trust.

  4. Love to see a team sticking up for teammates. This hit did not deserve it though. This is football. Prescott was in bounds, threw the ball a split second before getting a tiny two handed shove in the back that made him slide out of bounds. It was a legal necessary hit. When did touching the QB the split second the ball left his hand while in bounds a dirty play that needs retaliation?

  5. I love a salty loser, it adds fuel to the rivalry. But an ignorant salty loser is fun to laugh at too. It’s clear you don’t know anything about Dak, his football IQ, or the amount of respect he has in his locker room, and around the league. You keep buying what Danny’s selling, and we will catch you next year.

    laserwizard2021 says:
    December 12, 2021 at 5:51 pm
    That clown, Collins, and the jerk, Zeke, should be suspended for their actions. There is no honor in committing an unprovoked attack upon a player who performed his job within the rules. That Dallas team is so overrated. If I were them, I’d find a QB with more than 10 IQ points. That pick six was a direct result of his slow mental processing skills. He is so overrated and overpaid. That team was so lucky to escape Washington with a victory. What should scare Dallas is Washington knows that Dallas gave them their best shot and they are beatable. The favor will be returned in the Dallas dome of death. Book it.

  6. laserwizard2021 says:

    What an idiotic comment. Cowboys will beat them again in 2 weeks, book that

    laserwizard2021 says:
    December 12, 2021 at 5:51 pm
    That clown, Collins, and the jerk, Zeke, should be suspended for their actions. There is no honor in committing an unprovoked attack upon a player who performed his job within the rules. That Dallas team is so overrated. If I were them, I’d find a QB with more than 10 IQ points. That pick six was a direct result of his slow mental processing skills. He is so overrated and overpaid. That team was so lucky to escape Washington with a victory. What should scare Dallas is Washington knows that Dallas gave them their best shot and they are beatable. The favor will be returned in the Dallas dome of death. Book it.

  7. McCarthy should be fined for supporting and encouraging behavior that is WAY WORSE sportsmanship than posing at an opposing sideline.

  8. McCarthy guaranteed a W, then America’s Team took over your gross stadium and came out with a W.

    Feels good, doesn’t it, Washington?

  9. This will make this team stronger along that line. He just showed his team mates what’s expected of each of them on that line. This is a team sport and he was doing his job. That push while legal was totally unnecessary. Funny how a RB took offense to it first and started pushing him on the sidelines……LOL

  10. Gotta make sure he goes out of bounds. Prescott could have pulled a Kenny Pickett and faked it to pick up more yards.

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