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Video: Concession worker, fan get into fight at Cowboys game

A concession worker fought a fan at AT&T Stadium

The Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders battled it out in a hard-fought game on Thanksgiving Day, but the real fighting apparently took place in the stadium concourse.

Tempers flared between two women in the concession area at AT&T Stadium, and one stadium worked jumped over the counter to take on a fan. You can see the video below, but beware that it contains inappropriate language.

It’s unclear what sparked the brawl, but that was pretty ugly.

We’re used to seeing a different kind of enthusiasm from Cowboys fans. Perhaps frustrations simply boiled over as the team was losing for the third time in four games.

Video: Jimmy Johnson fired up Cowboys fans with his classic line

Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson on Monday received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He also fired up the fans upon receiving it.

Over the summer, the 78-year-old former Cowboys head coach was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During halftime of Monday’s Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game, Jones gave Johnson the ring.

Johnson, who coached the team to two Super Bowl wins, delivered his trademark phrase — the same one he delivered after the Cowboys won the 1992 season NFC Championship Game: “how bout them Cowboys!”

The crowd went nuts after that as expected.

Here is the original version if you haven’t seen it — this is from 1993:

That will never get old.

Johnson was the head coach of the Cowboys from 1989-1993. He helped turn around the franchise, but he and Jones had a conflict, leading to his departure. The Cowboys would not have turned things around and become the team of the ’90s if not for Jimmy. He long deserved the Hall of Fame honor. He also has long deserved his induction to the Cowboys Ring of Honor, which Jones finally announced last month.

Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb boast about Cowboys fans turning SoFi into home

Dak Prescott

The Los Angeles Chargers may be playing in a new home stadium, but they’re experiencing the same old attendance problems.

Dallas Cowboys fans had a strong presence at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday for the Week 2 game between the teams. One reporter estimated 70 percent of the stadium was full of Cowboys fans.

Cowboys players certainly took note of the fan support they had. CeeDee Lamb said it felt like a home game for them.

Quarterback Dak Prescott said the offense didn’t even have to use a silent snap count despite being on the road.

This is nothing new. Since leaving San Diego, the Chargers have had severe attendance issues. Their ownership group might not really care so long as the stadium is full, unfortunately.

Watch: Cowboys fans go nuts running into AT&T Stadium for playoff game

Dallas Cowboys

You think Dallas Cowboys were excited for the team to host a playoff game? They created quite a spectacle on Saturday.

Dallas Morning News reporter Jon Machota shared video of the doors opening to allow fans into AT&T Stadium for the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. They came charging in like it was Black Friday.

If one didn’t know better, they’d think the fans were being chased by a herd of bulls on the loose like in Pamplona. In actuality, these fans were running for the best spots in the standing room only section.

The Cowboys enter the game 10-6, the same record as Seattle.

Dez Bryant wants ‘fake Cowboys fans’ to jump off bandwagon

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant was passionate in supporting Dak Prescott after Sunday night’s win, and the Dallas Cowboys receiver called out half the team’s fan base while making his feelings known.

Prescott completed an astonishing 32-of-36 passes for 279 yards and rushed for a touchdown while leading the Cowboys to victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When asked by a reporter about the quarterback controversy talk following Prescott’s rough outing against the New York Giants last week, Bryant did not hold back.

Let’s just say the Cowboys wouldn’t have nearly as many fans if their bandwagon fans bailed, but that’s beside the point.

The reaction to Prescott’s bad game last week proved that he is not going to escape Tony Romo’s shadow, no matter how many times the Cowboys say the rookie’s job is fully secure. In fact, Bryant can probably thank Jones for perpetuating some of the QB controversy talk after what Jones said on Sunday.

In any event, we have heard reports that Prescott would need multiple bad games in a row for the Cowboys to consider going back to Romo. Sunday night was further proof that it probably isn’t going to happen.

Ezekiel Elliott ripped by Dallas fans for rooting for St. Louis Blues

Ezekiel-Elliott

It didn’t take long for Ezekiel Elliott to learn that the people of Dallas are passionate about more than just the Cowboys.

When the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference finals by pummeling the Dallas Stars in Game 7 Thursday night, Elliott celebrated the victory with an innocent tweet.

Elliott grew up in the St. Louis area and attended school there. But now that he has been with the Cowboys for two weeks, his childhood loyalties are supposed to go out the window. Not really, but that’s how sports fans think.

After being ripped by Dallas fans, Elliott tried to justify his rooting interest. The Blues’ goalie does have the same last name as him, after all.

Elliott was probably too young to remember all the heat Tom Brady took from New England fans when he was seen wearing this hat. As a general rule, fans of popular sports franchises aren’t the most rational bunch.

Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Fans at Cowboys game do wave while Dashaun Phillips is being carted off (Video)

Redskins Dashaun Phillips

The fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington embarrassed themselves with a poor display during Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and Washington Redskins.

Washington cornerback Dashaun Phillips was down after colliding with Darren McFadden while trying to make a tackle in the second quarter. The man was carted off the field and taken in a stretcher to the hospital for examination.

Meanwhile, the fans may have become restless while he was being cared for. They began to do the wave:

That’s a pretty insensitive act by the fans.

Maybe the Cowboys should resort to this again, though I’m not sure it would help much.

DeMarco Murray booed at UFC 185 in Dallas (Video)

DeMarco Murray booedDallas Cowboys fans are wasting no time treating DeMarco Murray like the enemy.

The former Cowboys running back attended UFC 185 in Dallas on Saturday night and was shown on the big screen as one of the celebrities in attendance (supposedly at his request). The reception from the crowd was not a warm one, as Murray was booed.

Even though the Cowboys took a hard-line stance with Murray and refused to pay him too much money, leading him to leave for Philly, the fans will only see it as Murray ditching the team for the rival Eagles. Such is life as a player, but we already knew that when the fans began burning his jersey.

Cowboys fans already burning DeMarco Murray jerseys (Video)

The Dallas Cowboys officially parted ways with DeMarco Murray on Thursday, and the team’s fans wasted no time doing the same.

Not long after Murray’s new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles was announced, fans began posting visual evidence of them burning the running back’s jersey.

DeMarco Murray jersey burningFans may burn the jersey because they feel they no longer have use for it, but they shouldn’t be upset with Murray. It was evident that the Cowboys simply did not want to pay him very much money for a variety of reasons, which isn’t his fault. Fans actually should be pleased that Murray was willing to take less to stay with the team. Something tells me that this will work out well for Dallas (hello Adrian Peterson!).

And at least this is a step up from the last time we saw Cowboys fans burning jerseys.

Security at Cowboys-Raiders Oxnard practices beefed up because of gang concerns

Cowboys Raiders Oxnard

The Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys will have joint practices on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cowboys’ River Ridge training camp facility in Oxnard, Calif., leading the city to beef up their security because of gang concerns.

Oxnard, which is located in Ventura County and northwest of Los Angeles, is known for having multiple gangs. Two in particular have adopted colors and logos of the respective football teams, leading security to worry about potential clashes.

As the Ventura County Star wrote, the Colonia Chiques wear Cowboys gear, while the Southside Chiques wear Raiders gear. There is extra security in the area to try to ensure nothing bad happens between the fans when the teams practice.

From the VC Star:

The security presence in and around the River Ridge complex will be greatly increased with more uniformed officers, parole officers and probation officers.

The staff working at daily practices already includes volunteers with regular jobs at state penitentiaries, prisons and other correctional facilities.

The Star says the Cowboys are paying for 60 percent of the increased security, while the city of Oxnard is paying for the rest.

Not only is this a matter of rival gangs and football fans, but it’s also a turf war; the Raiders used to train at River Ridge back when they were based out of Los Angeles before moving to Oakland. And because LA does not have a football team, there are many Cowboys fans in the area.

Dallas Morning News Cowboys reporter Brandon George took note of the increased security and even said there were a lot of bullet-proof vests:

Raiders fans are notorious for being rowdy, so this should not come as much of a surprise. A few years ago an LA bar had to stop airing their games because Raiders fans were causing too many problems.

The good news is the city of Oxnard was well prepared for this.