Cowboys' La'el Collins Ejected After Altercation with WFT's Will Bradley-King

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVDecember 12, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 21: Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins (71) before the snap in the second quarter of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs on Nov 21, 2021 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins was ejected from Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team after getting into a shoving match with WFT defensive end Will Bradley-King.

Bradley-King shoved Dak Prescott as the Cowboys quarterback was falling out of bounds. Collins quickly ran over to the sideline and confronted the defender.

As David Helman of the team's official site noted, the veteran lineman may have had something more on his mind when he decided to approach Bradley-King:

David Helman @HelmanDC

I'm not advocating for fighting or throwing punches. Definitely not. ... But I can't help but remember this game in this stadium last year, when the OL got killed for just watching Andy Dalton get murdered.

Former Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a concussion after WFT linebacker Jon Bostic delivered a hit to the head as he was sliding. Some were surprised none of Dalton's teammates confronted Bostic for the hit.

Collins might have been defending Prescott and reacting to what he thought was unnecessary contact. But his ejection meant Dallas had to finish the game without both of its starting tackles. Tyron Smith suffered a left ankle injury that made his return questionable.

In terms of consequences beyond Week 14, Collins shouldn't have to sweat too much. New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney was only fined $12,875 after throwing a punch at Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee.