Things got heated on the Washington Football Team sideline during the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
After Washington (6-8) went down 28-7 in a game it desperately needs to win to remain in the NFC wild-card race, frustration boiled over to the sideline as defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne were captured by NBC cameras getting into a scuffle.
An angry Payne put his finger in Allen’s face. Allen retaliated with a punch at Payne’s head. The two – who were also teammates in college at Alabama – had to be separated by teammates.
Jon Allen swung at Daron Payne on the bench after Payne put a finger in Allen’s face.
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— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) December 27, 2021
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne get into scuffle during Washington-Cowboys