Broncos, Cowboys Players Battle 'Out of Control' At Joint Practice

Tensions on the football field were mile high Thursday afternoon.

Things got chippy between the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos' players during a joint practice that was bound to get scrappy from the jump.

Both sides collided on the field several times during the session. Reports from practice relayed that the Broncos defense and Cowboys offense got into a few scrums but everyone walked away unscathed.

Dallas apparently left their manners at home as they traveled to the Broncos' training camp facility in Centennial, Colorado — ahead of their preseason matchup, scheduled for Saturday.

It was no minor dust-up, however.

Video of one of the scuffles showed an Anchorman-like brawl break out when a Broncos defender flew in to give a Cowboys offensive player a vengeful shot.

Across practice, an extra shoulder and shove were tacked on from both sides.

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy spoke on the potential for a fight to break out between both teams, ahead of the joint session.

“Fights are a waste of time,’’ McCarthy said. “There was a day and age when we all enjoyed a good old fight. But you throw a punch, you’re out of the game.’’

It wasn't all bad blood.

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Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan. Known for having watched every movie and constant craving for dessert. @alejandroaveela (on X)