New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney threw a punch in retaliation to being shoved and wound up being ejected.
Kadarius Toney was having a phenomenal day for the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys before ultimately being ejected for a punch. Late in the fourth quarter after making a grab and spin, Toney was tackled before being shoved.
Unfortunately, it got worse as Toney retaliated by doing something that almost certainly results in an ejection, and he did by throwing a punch. It ends what was a very productive day as Toney had 10 catches for over 180 yards.
Given what the New York Giants endured on the day with several key injuries to offensive starters, including Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones, it was unnecessary, even if he was shoved, to begin with.
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Here’s a look at the play that cost Toney:
Drafted in the first round out of Florida this past year, Toney was hailed as a prospect that would open up the Giants offense and provide an element of speed that has not been seen for quite some time. Given what he was producing against Dallas, it looks to have been a good pick for now.
Meanwhile, the question turns to what head coach Joe Judge, who is big on discipline, will say in response to this ejection, and the number of injuries they will be dealing with as they get set to host Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams.
It wasn’t a good day for the Giants against the Cowboys. The injuries piled up, and this ejection only made the day look worse. Such a shame for Toney as he was producing every time he got the ball in his hands, but the rules are the rules.