"It shocked me," said Glenn, who was also accidentally knocked down in warmups by cornerback Jacques Reeves. "I had no idea that was going to happen. Those guys were out there trying to really take it to my knee. They know if they see us again, they will have problems, especially in Dallas. I think they were trying to hurt me."
No mention of a cheap shot, by Landry at least, on the play by the refs; the call was against Smoot. No mention of a cheap shot by Troy Aikman, who clearly hates the Cowboys, although they did talk about the knee. Landry's hands come within inches of touching the football. The contact he eventually has with Glenn is inertia; he's sliding. Terry Glenn did not find the time to confront Landry on the field, either, immediately after the play. I'd continue but none of this stuff, by itself, means it wasn't intentional. Go watch the video and judge for yourself. In my opinion there isn't even the slightest doubt that Landry was playing the ball, as he is allowed and expected to do. He felt the same way:
"Then stop playing football," he said. "I'm not getting a big head or anything, but if he thought the hits were a little low and this and that, it doesn't matter. It's all part of the game. It's going to be physical."
I don't fault Glenn for what he said. It is a physical game and angry words attend a physical game, especially for a guy who has spent the season on the sideline and is understandably sensitive about his knee. I thought it was a stupid, ill-advised thing to say but I get where he's coming from. All that said, the proof is in the youtube and I'll trust my own eyes over his mouth.