Newman and Campo have confrontation

Updated: November 23, 2009, 2:06 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman and secondary coach Dave Campo had a short physical confrontation on the sideline during Dallas' 7-6 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Coach Wade Phillips downplayed the incident.

Newman was coming off the field after a series in the first quarter Sunday against Washington when Campo tried to stop him. Newman pushed away from the coach and they exchanged words.

Phillips describes it as a "heated moment in the game." Campo said "it was between family" and there is no problem between him and Newman.

When asked what happened, Newman refused to explain or even comment, other than saying, "I have no idea."

It didn't appear he would be reprimanded by his boss for the emotional outburst.

"I loved it," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "We were pumping our fists, pounding it. I love Dave. I love the energy and excitement."

Information from The Associated Press and ESPNDallas.com reporter Tim MacMahon was used in this report.

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