Competition and Controversy at Cowboys U Camp

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Some high school football players had a once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached and mentored by some big-name Cowboys like Tony Romo and Jason Witten.
The annual Cowboys U Camp provided a friendly and fun game of football, coupled with a chance to learn from some of the league’s best.

Yet, the camp wasn’t all fun and games. Controversy reigned at the camp with goal-line video reviews, debates over legal plays, and a Championship game that didn’t go the distance due to lightning!
No doubt about it, the Cowboys on the sidelines were rooting for their team to win!

“It’s a good rivalry, it’s competition on all levels,” Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr said.

“We like to go out there and compete when we’re out there playing. But, when the hat is switched we want to win just the same way as when we’re playing.”

Carr’s team lost a controversial goal-line call; the result — a 15-12 loss to Team Tony Romo. Romo could only laugh at the situation.

“They went back and looked at a replay, so they’re taking it very seriously.”

In the end, Team Tyron Smith took home the championship on a last minute touchdown catch. The game’s hero was high school sophomore De’adryelle Fites. Fites plays football at Spruce High School in Dallas. He proved to be a clinch player, and performed big when the game came down to the wire.

“My team needed me to make a play and I made the play,” De’adryelle said.

“The game before that, I needed to make a couple plays, and I made them and I just wanted to come out here and get the ‘W’. You know, that’s what we got our here and did.”

As for what it was like to play alongside the Dallas Cowboys?

“This was sweet, the Cowboys, all of them are cool; they’re smaller than they look on TV, but all of them are cool.”

Good to know the ‘Boys still have his approval, even if TV does add a few pounds.​