Tim Colishaw recounts some of the weird things that have happened at Cowboys training camps over his 20 years of covering the team.
He had to be taken to a hospital for head and neck X-rays. Crazy Ray suffered a cut but was otherwise not injured.
Said Michael Irvin, "I told Tommie if he wasn't Emmitt's friend, we'd be giving him a bus pass and a road map."
New coach Bill Parcells throwing mascot Rowdy off the practice field in San Antonio in 2003. Rowdy was doing his thing, which is reported to be mildly entertaining to a handful of fans. Unfortunately, he was doing it on the field before practice was over.
"Rowdy needs to learn time management, that's all," Parcells said.
Sounds to me like the Cowboys just need to bar any mascots from attending camp.
Mike Fisher at the RanchReport also had a column last week with his stories from past camps.
ITEM: In 1991, lineman hopeful Freddie Childress engages in a dorm-room dispute with some of the fellas. Unfortuntely for him, he does so during the scheduled nap time of Mark Tuinei. Tui wakes from his slumber, enters the hallway, and wraps his hands around the ample neck of the 350-pound Childress and hoists him off the ground.
Childress is only temporarily slowed; he announces he's "going to my truck and getting my gun!'' Tuinei is only temporarily awake; while other Cowboys flee from the dormitory, Tui - confident that Childress won't dare mess with him - goes back to sleep.