Philadelphia Eagles rookie defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday's overtime loss to the Detroit Lions for throwing a punch. Cox was ejected on an extra point attempt with 10:30 remaining which cut the Eagles' lead to 16-13. The Eagles would go on to lose in overtime, 26-23.
Cox said after the game:
"It was a mistake and it will never happen again," said Cox, who did not dispute that he threw a punch. "I have to control myself. I have to learn from that mistake and not let it happen again."
"It was bad, real bad. It hurt me," Cox said. "When I went out, (defensive line coach Jim Washburn) told me on the sideline that it was going to be hard with just three guys and to rotate with three guys. I can't do that. I have to be smart about the situation.
"It's just hard knowing we took a loss like that and I got ejected from the game when they needed me."
The Eagles have a bye next week before returning to action against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on Oct. 28.