NFL fines Ti­tans safety for cel­e­brat­ing on Cow­boys’ logo

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NASH­VILLE, Tenn. — The NFL has fined Ten­nessee Ti­tans safety Kevin Byard $10,026 for cel­e­brat­ing his end-zone in­ter­cep­tion on the Dal­las Cow­boys star logo at mid­field.

Byard said Fri­day the fine was ac­tu­ally worth it as the in­ter­cep­tion helped change mo­men­tum by deny­ing the Cow­boys a pos­si­ble touch­down. The Ti­tans outscored the Cow­boys 28-7 af­ter the in­ter­cep­tion en route to a 28-14 vic­tory Mon­day night.

“I ac­tu­ally kind of ex­pected it to be more with all the crazy fines that are go­ing on in the league right now,” Byard said. “I ex­pected it to be more than $10,000. But I feel like it was worth it. I kind of knew it was com­ing, but I didn’t know the amount. ... It was a mo­men­tum changer. If it was $10,000 it was worth it, be­cause I’ll make that up on the back end.”

The 2017 All-Pro safety copied what Ter­rell Owens did 18 years ago in a win over the Cow­boys in the old Texas Sta­dium. The in­ter­cep­tion was the sec­ond this sea­son for Byard and his 10th since the start of the 2017 sea­son.

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