The St. Louis Rams led the Dallas Cowboys for the majority of the game, a lead that wasn't surrendered until a little over six minutes were remaining into the game. However a key drop by Jared Cook on a great pass from Austin Davis in the endzone, led to the Rams falling to Cowboys and having a 1-2 record heading into their bye week.
Not only did the drop pass contribute to the Rams lost, but it also caused this incident with Cook and Davis.
This is one of the only times where you will see a player push their quarterback - especially after they dropped the ball to win the game.
Jared Cook on shoving Davis: "I was heated, like anybody else. I feel like I let this game slip through my hands and that’s my fault. ..."— Nate Latsch (@NateLatsch) September 21, 2014
Cook: "As a man, I’m stepping up to say that. I was heated. He was trying to keep me from going off and kind of venting to myself. ..."— Nate Latsch (@NateLatsch) September 21, 2014
Jared Cook on dropped pass in end zone: "Austin (Davis) made a great play and I just dropped it. That’s the only thing I can tell you."— Nate Latsch (@NateLatsch) September 21, 2014
It sounds like Cook didn't want to talk to anyone and he took his frustration out in a negative manner. Now, I'm not trying to downplay things, what Cook did was unacceptable and you shouldn't be disrespectful to your quarterback or even a teammate like he was to Davis.
In the long-run it's doubtful that this will end up being a bigger deal than what it was - which was a heated exchange, but won't have any long term effects.
Cook said he spoke to QB Austin Davis after shoving him on the sideline. Davis said it was a heat of the moment thing, all is forgiven.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) September 21, 2014
Cook ended the game as the leading receiver for the Rams, gaining seven receptions and 75 receiving yards. After the incident Davis completed four passes to Cook.