Tempers flared on the sidelines of Sunday night’s matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team.
After a frustrating sequence of events for the Football Team, two of their top defenders and former Alabama players Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne exchanged words on the sidelines and ended with Allen throwing a punch at Payne.
Following the event the NFL world took to social media and shared their thoughts on the act:
I can't remember one helmetless teammate slugging another helmetless teammate while on the bench. Looked like Jonathan Allen hit his Alabama teammate Daron Payne pretty hard – but maybe the blow wasn't flush. Payne seems OK. It has come to this for the Washington defense.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 27, 2021
Not exactly college chums tonight, Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen.
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) December 27, 2021
Washington is coming unglued. DTs Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne got into it on the sideline after the Cowboys' fourth TD. Allen even swung at Payne. pic.twitter.com/aWJeHsgSy5
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 27, 2021
Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen getting into it on the sidelines. Wow. WOW
— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) December 27, 2021
Jonathan Allen when Daron Payne hit him with the single finger to the temple
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) December 27, 2021
Wow. Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne with a heated exchange on the bench.
Payne pokes Allen in the head. Allen punches Payne. pic.twitter.com/xNipWF9tuD
— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) December 27, 2021
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