When Dez Bryant was away from the Dallas Cowboys facility during OTAs, players and staff alike were heard bemoaning the absence of the star wide receiver - noting that life without Bryant was a more quiet affair.
Now back in the fold after agreeing a bumper contract extension, Bryant hasn't taken long to make his presence felt during Cowboys training camp.
This after it emerged Dez Bryant was involved in a fight yesterday with cornerback Tyler Patmon - the video of which showing both men exchanging heated words, and a few haymakers.
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Intensity is always encouraged by teams across the league and Dez Bryant has always been known as one of the most passionate players in the NFL.
Patmon though, a second-year player in Dallas, clearly wasn't going to back down when the duo came together during practice.
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The issue between the pair began as Patmon attempted to defend against Bryant during a run through on Sunday, Dallas Cowboys' official website showing both players knocking the other's respective helmets off before Patmon throws the first punch.
After Bryant threw a left hander of his own, teammates and staff intervened to separate the players. Dez Bryant though continued to rage at the cornerback and went on to throw yet more punches.
Fights have been part and parcel of training camp for years now and, although some may be worried about seeing two guys on the same team attacking each other, players and staff know that by tomorrow they will most likely be sharing a joke on the field.
Indeed, speaking after the end of practice, both Patmon and Bryant said there were no grudges to be held:
"Brothers fight and it happens sometimes...We go at it and after that we squash them and its over," Patmon told the media.
"Cornerbacks and receivers there is always history so its bound to happen and its part of being a family."
Dez Bryant, meanwhile, echoed his rivals sentiments:
"Its just two great competitors going back and forth.
"At the end of the day he wasn't going to back down, I wasn't going to back down. At the end of the day we shook hands, we hugged and we respect one another."
Say what you like about Dez Bryant but he certainly makes life in Dallas interesting.
Cowboys fans: Does the fight show your team is in the right place, or could it have a negative effect? Let us know in the comments below...
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