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Video: CeeDee Lamb explains how Harrison Smith tried to choke him in the Cowboys/Vikings game

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 27: CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on September 27, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys pulled off an impressive victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. All the attention pointed to the teams growing success and their backup QB shining on the big stage. However, lost in the shuffle comes an alleged foul play between Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb and Vikings safety Harrison Smith. Dallas’ upstart wideout said that Smith tried to choke him on the sideline following a tackle.

The clip above shows the scene in mind. Harrison Smith appears to have his hand wrapped under CeeDee Lamb’s chin, with Lamb frantically trying to get loose from his grasp. Once returning to the Cowboys sideline, Lamb complained to his teammates about what happened.

“Man was choking the [expletive] out of me on the sideline!”

CeeDee Lamb

There was no flag thrown for this, but further discipline could still lie ahead for Smith should the league review.

Cowboys vs Vikings: Sunday Night Football

With Dak Prescott out for the game, the Cowboys turned to their unknown backup Cooper Rush. In his first career NFL start, Rush played up to the task and led his team to victory. Thanks to a late-game touchdown pass to Amari Cooper, Dallas held on to win the game 20-16 on the road.

This win allows the Cowboys to keep pace with the Cardinals, Packers, Buccaneers, and Rams in contention for the top seed in the NFC. With Dak Prescott soon to return, things are looking very promising for ‘America’s Team’ moving forward. Hailed as one of the best teams in the league, this could become a championship campaign for Dallas.

Meanwhile, this latest loss puts the Minnesota Vikings back under .500 on the year. Despite their talent, the team has struggled to find their form, and it has already cost them multiple games this season. With their playoff hopes hanging in the balance, they’ll have to go on a run in the second half of the year. Failure to do so could give way to massive changes inside the organization.

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