OXNARD, California — Rico Gathers, Noah Brown and Kyle Wilber were sent to a timeout of sorts during Sunday’s practice due to a pair of scuffles in the Dallas Cowboys‘ fourth padded practice of training camp.
After about a 20-minute cool-off period, all three players returned to the field and spoke briefly with coach Jason Garrett during special-teams drills.
Gathers and Wilber were matched up in a one-on-one drill in which Wilber beat the tight end in a pass-protection set. Upset, Gathers pushed Wilber in the back setting off a minor fracas. A little later Wilber and Brown, a receiver, got locked in on a Darren McFadden run.
They were escorted off the field but returned.
“Some people need a breather, need a break, need time to calm down,” said wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was yelling at Wilber after the scuffle with Brown. “Nothing wrong with that. It’s not a big deal. We had a good day today. We had a great day actually.”
Dak Prescott completed 12 of 16 passes in team and 7-on-7 drills to bring his total to 44 of 61 in four padded practices. He was intercepted once, giving him three in camp. In situational work he and Bryant were able to set up a would-be Dan Bailey field goal attempt with a long completion. In 7-on-7 work, he perfectly led RB Ezekiel Elliott on a circle route for a touchdown on LB Damien Wilson. He also found Bryant for a touchdown after a scramble on the next play.
CB Orlando Scandrick was called for a hold by the officials on hand in the first one-on-one snap against Bryant but got…
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