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Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys Brawl At Joint Practice


Cowboys Raiders Practice FootballDuring a joint practice between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders on Tuesday a brawl erupted and included some fan involvement as a Raiders fan fought with Cowboys’ cornerback B.W. Webb.

The Raiders fan has remained unidentified, and hit Webb twice in the back with his hand and then a 3rd time with a helmet before the cornerback retaliated, throwing a punch with his right hand as the brawl was breaking up.

“Two teams going after it and happened to be some fans, too,” Webb said. “Hey man, it happened. I wasn’t expecting that. But whoever jumped on my back, I had to get them off. Hey, you got to let them know, man, the only thing protecting you is this fence.”

The brawl broke out when Cowboy’s cornerback Morris Claiborne tackled Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera near the sideline by a group of predominately Raiders’ fans. There had been an agreement before the practice began that there would be no tackling, but Claiborne said he decided to tackle rivera after the tight end lowered his shoulder.

As Claiborne got up and walked over Rivera to celebrate his tackle, Raider wide receiver Greg Little rushed over to confront Claiborne about the incident. Almost immediately, players from both teams ran over to the two players and the altercation was underway.

“That passion, that’s mostly what I’d hoped what we would get out of getting these teams together,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

There was another altercation on the last play of practice.

With the fan unidentified and the reports that the fan started the hitting Webb, it is unlikely that Webb will face any kind of retribution from the league or the Cowboys for defending himself.

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