According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Engram has accused Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse of punching him in the face after the game. Engram says the incident took place as the teams were shaking hands and heading for their respective locker rooms.
“I walked up on him. He walked up on me kinda, saying some stuff. He threw the punch,” Engram said.
“We had some guys there that separated us, so it was kind of boom, boom… He stole one off, and everybody was there to separate us. So I kinda just let it go. I dapped up some of my old coaches and friends on the other side [afterward] and went into the locker room.”
Exclusive: Cowboys’ Jayron Kearse punched Giants’ Evan Engram in face on field after Dallas win: sources. “I was pushing him around the whole game, so he was probably just mad about that,” Engram tells me. “It was a little baby punch anyway. It was soft.” https://t.co/5UeNMi3YBF pic.twitter.com/fgdBKrnCXD
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 13, 2021
Engram made sure to note that Kearse threw a “soft, little baby punch,” and that he wasn’t particularly phased. He didn’t retaliate because he wanted to avoid a league fine, he said.
“I was pushing him around the whole game, so he was probably just mad about that. It’s whatever.”
It wasn’t the only punch thrown on Sunday. Giants receiver Kadarius Toney punched Cowboys defensive back Damontae Kazee during the game, and was ejected for the act. He had been the one Giant having his way with the Cowboys, catching 10 passes for 189 yards in a breakout performance.
The second game between the Giants and Cowboys is on Dec. 19 at Metlife Stadium. It promises to be a heated affair after how last Sunday’s game played out.