Newman's ready to fight Campo

November, 24, 2009
11/24/09
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IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman had his dukes up and tongue in cheek when he finally offered an explanation for the sideline confrontation with secondary coach Dave Campo.

Campo got in Newman’s face after a series in the first half of Sunday’s win over the Washington Redskins. Newman responded by shoving Campo, and more heated words were exchanged as Cowboys separated the coach and player.

Newman said Tuesday that it was part of promoting a fight that would be on the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather undercard.

“It’s going down,” Newman said. “It’s going to happen in Vegas. It’s going down. We’ve got Don King promoting. You know? Actually, Jerry Jones is taking over. We’re going to have Jerry. I’m kicking Don out. We’ll have Jerry promoting. We might have to move this whole thing to Cowboys Stadium. It’ll be Pacquiao-Mayweather and Campo-Newman. We’re going to make it happen.”

Replied Campo: “Sounds good. Everything’s good.”

Jones, who really is trying to bring the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to his new $1.2 billion stadium, said after the game that he enjoyed the confrontation between Campo and Newman.

“I loved it,” Jones said. “We were pumping our fists, pounding it. I love Dave. I love the energy and excitement.”

In a more serious moment without the television cameras around, Newman said he had no problem with Campo but didn’t appreciate the way he was approached on the sideline. Newman doesn’t think the brief skirmish will have any impact as the Cowboys continue their season.

“We’re all in a fight if you look at it,” Newman said. “It really doesn’t matter. It’s in the same spirit. We’re fighting to get to the playoffs.”

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