Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/12

Some guys just can’t live without their long hair. I’ve never understood why wide receivers or running backs would want to have long hair, but maybe I just don’t appreciate a good set of dread locks the way I should. During the Dallas Cowboys’ overtime win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Josh Cribbs was dragged down by his dreadlocks on what looked like a painful tackle from Cowboys tight end John Phillips. Cribbs didn’t get it quite as badly as Torrey Smith got it last season, but that still had to hurt. Guys who have long hair are basically giving their opponents permission to horse-collar tackle them, which is against the rules because it’s dangerous. But hey, a personal choice is a personal choice. Animation via @cjzero

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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