Fletcher Cox Explains His Words With Jalen Mills

Updated: 9:18 p.m.

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Talking smack when you're getting your butt whooped at home to a player who just beat you on a 68-yard pass down the sideline. That's probably what Fletcher Cox was telling Jalen Mills here in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-21 loss. The two had a fiery interaction. 

After the game, Cox explained his words with Mills: 

"It was all great words. I think the ref was getting ready to throw the flag and I was a great teammate. I went in there to pull him out of the scuffle to not cost this team 15 yards and get him to the sideline." 

Mills on Sunday made a play to break up a pass on third down and it was a good play. But after it, he started jawing with Adam Thielen and got in his face. The Eagles love Mills' attitude and his competitiveness, but c'mon, man. You can't talk smack in that situation. Not after you just gave up a huge play and your team is down two touchdowns.

Cox came over and shoved Mills away. Mills retaliated and shoved Cox, which was all picked up on the FOX camera.

The FOX cameras later caught the two making up on the sideline and high-fiving each other. But that wasn't a good look for Mills. It was a good look for Cox, who had enough right there. Good for him.

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