The Cowboys had their first real 2014 training camp scuffle Sunday when, during what was supposed to be a non-contact drill, safety J.J. Wilcox leveled wide receiver Dez Bryant as he came across the middle. Not surprisingly, Bryant didn't appreciate the cheap shot and promptly let Wilcox know about it.


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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant on J.J. Wilcox's aggressiveness: 'I love it'
By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com
August 4, 2014 10:09 am ET

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has a history of letting his emotions get the best of him. (USATSI) Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has a history of letting his emotions get the best of him. (USATSI)

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The Cowboys had their first real 2014 training camp scuffle Sunday when, during what was supposed to be a non-contact drill, safety J.J. Wilcox leveled wide receiver Dez Bryant as he came across the middle. Not surprisingly, Bryant didn't appreciate the cheap shot and promptly let Wilcox know about it.

The moving-picture details, via Ryan Gerbosi of the Dallas Morning News:

But all's well that ends well. After practice, Bryant embraced Wilcox's aggressiveness.

"I love it. I love every bit of it. The reason why I love it is because that's what we need," Bryant said of a defense that finished 30th in the league, according to Football Outsiders. "Just in the heat of the moment, it got physical. It turned into like a real competition. I felt it. J.J. put a nice hit on me. He pissed me off, but at the end of the day, I loved it. I told him, 'Keep it coming.'"

"Hopefully the rest of the guys on that defense -- not only the defense, but the offense and the whole team -- feed off of that. That's what it takes to win. That's what we need to win. You've got to have that passion and that love for the game."