Report: Cowboys held 'tense' meeting after Bryant, Randle argument

Sunday November 2nd, 2014

The Dallas Cowboys held a "tense" team meeting after wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back Joseph Randle got into an argument in practice over comments Randle made on a jailhouse video, reports ESPN

According to ESPN's report, head coach Jason Garrett has "seriously considered" whether Randle's presence on the team is causing a locker room disruption and several teammates have ostracized the running back. 

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Randle was arrested for shoplifting in October and was captured on the video talking about Bryant and teammate Josh Brent, who have had previous run-ins with the law. 

Bryant and Randle then reportedly got into a "snit" at Friday's practice over the comments, which included tight end Jason Witten yelling at Randle to be quiet. 

ESPN reports that Garrett met individually with Randle, Bryant and Brent before meeting with the whole team about it, and that Bryant and Brent were "incensed" at Randle. 

Randle was fined $29,000 for his arrest, which is the salary he makes in a week. Garrett said Randle apologized and accepted full responsibility for the incident. 

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Through eight games this season, Randle, a 2013 second-round pick, has carried 21 times for 143 yards.

The Cowboys (6-2) play the Arizona Cardinals (6-1) on Sunday. 

- Molly Geary

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