A day after a dangerous incident and an all-out brawl that came within reach of fans at Oxnard, the
Though the first session featured a Raiders fan swinging a replica helmet at a Cowboys player and cornerback B.W. Webb swinging back at the fan, the action on Wednesday was all between the lines. There were a handful of smaller fights, with players from both sides taking offense to hard hits and trash talk, but nothing got out of hand.
"Today we handled it a little bit better than we did yesterday," Cowboys receiver
Webb had a fan start an altercation with him and went back at the fan twice before he was pulled away by coaches.
"It's definitely a dangerous situation," Webb said. "I don't know why fans would want to jump on this side of the fence. I don't think they'd like it too much on this side. "I wasn't expecting that, but whoever jumped on my back, I had to get them off."
Romo to play
Romo will start for the Cowboys in Saturday's exhibition game against the
Romo said he gave no thought to skipping the preseason to make sure he stayed healthy, saying the only way to get better at football is to play football. It will be his first chance to play in a game under new play caller Scott Linehan.
Cushing back at practice
"Being back with the team is the most important thing," Cushing said. "If I can get out here, I can go through some game-like situations, some real, live-speed stuff, and that's going to help a lot."
Cushing had been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp. He tore his lateral collateral ligament and broke his fibula in Week 7 last year after a low hit by Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles. In 2012, Cushing tore the anterior cruciate ligament in Week 5 against the New York Jets.
Maine Gov. threatens boycott
In a scathing letter sent to
"Taking thugs and wife-beaters off the field may be bad for business, but you are playing games with people's lives," said LePage, who was beaten by his father when he was young and has made domestic abuse prevention and awareness a priority of his administration.
In a radio interview last week, LePage said he would boycott the league, but he didn't specify what that would involve. His administration didn't immediately respond to questions about his plans to boycott.