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August 12, 2013

Garrett won't fine Scandrick for practice ejection but "It's not a very good thing...a bad incident."

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett will not fine cornerback Orlando Scandrick for bumping an official and getting tossed from practice on Sunday.

But he was clearly not happy about the incident and hopes Scandrick and the team learns from it.

"It’s obviously not a very good thing," Garrett said. "We have those officials out there for a reason. Coaches are supposed to coach, players are supposed to play and officials are supposed to officiate. That’s what happens in a game and that’s what we try to create in practice. One of the really good things about our training camp is it’s very competitive. We have competitive players and we try to put them in situations where they compete hard against each other. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s good for our team. I think having a moment like that, even though it’s a bad moment at the time for the player and our team, it can be a great learning tool as well. The importance of competing the right way, keeping your poise, doing the right things, doing things that winning football players and winning football teams do. It was not a good thing. It was a bad incident. But you’ve got to move on from it and learn from it."

Garrett did like Scandrick's reaction after the practice, initiating conversation with all the coaches, expressing his remorse.

 "He understood what he did, how it wasn’t right," Garrett said."He’s going to learn from it and our team is going to learn from it."

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