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Lawrence Vickers calls out Ray Lewis: ‘I don’t remember him being a Houdini’

Coming off their bye week, the Cowboys are hoping to get their running game on track after it was virtually absent through the first four games of the season. The usually stout Ravens run defense has allowed over 118 yards per game this season, so Dallas may actually stand a chance of doing that. Of course, Ray Lewis disagrees.

“They can look to do whatever they want to do but it ain’t going to be what they think it’s going to be,” Lewis said on a conference call earlier this week according to the Dallas Morning News.

Baltimore may still be without reigning Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, but Lewis clearly is not lacking confidence. Neither is Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers, who had the following to say when told about Lewis’ comments.

“That’s just the way he feels,” Vickers said Wednesday. “I don’t remember him being a Houdini or anything like that. He’s entitled to his own opinion. And if that’s how he feels, that’s cool, too. Kudos to him.”

“Names don’t scare me, man. Teams don’t scare me, man. I’m a man before anything, so I let other men just talk. See me in between them lines, that’s how I get down, like that. … They’re going to have to jump me, man. They’re going to have to jump me, that’s what it’s going to be. If you go back and watch them they’re jumping me because I’m coming with it and they know I’m coming with it just like I know they’re coming with it. Let’s meet in the lines.”

DeMarco Murray is hoping Vickers’ lack of fear translates into some clear running lanes, which have been tough to find so far this year. The Cowboys could use a win coming off the bye, and establishing success on the ground would be a great way to pick one up.

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Lawrence Vickers had fire ants in his crotch

Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers had to temporarily leave practice on Wednesday because he had ants in his pants. Literally. Making matters even worse is that Vickers recently discovered he is seriously allergic to fire ants.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Vickers left the first hour of practice at Valley Ranch holding his right hand near his waist and headed to the locker room to be treated for fire ants.

“Fire ants got in my pants,” Vickers said. “I was freaking out. Oh, ants!

“I was trying not to squeeze myself in front of women out there,” Vickers said. “I wanted to pull my pants down and run inside, but I couldn’t do that. When those ants get close to those testicles, there ain’t no laughing about that.”

No, that certainly isn’t a laughing matter. If fire ants can postpone a baseball game, I can only imagine what they would do to someone’s testicles.

And it would have been even worse for Vickers.

The fullback recently discovered he was allergic to fire ants after being stung by them while working out. His neck swelled and he began wheezing, so he began carrying an EpiPen around with him in case he ever had to treat himself for it.

Luckily all he needed was Benadryl to treat the fire ants this time.

Maybe this is what really happened to Stephen Strasburg.

H/T Andrew Siciliano
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