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A spat emerged on Twitter following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' opening win of the new NFL season against the Dallas Cowboys (19-3), as two players from both teams exchanged beef over the legality of a chip block.
Tampa Bay running back Leonard Fournette brutally waded into Dallas' linebacker Micah Parsons with a minute left in the second quarter of Sunday's game. The hit took place when Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady threw and completed a 48-yard pass to Julio Jones, which led to a field goal that provided Tampa Bay a 12-3 lead.
Before the block, Parsons had broken into the left side of the Buccaneers' offensive line and had been engaged in a bull-rush tackle with Josh Wells. Fournette then gave a right shoulder chip tackle into Parson's chest, prompting him to fall onto the field.
Micah Parsons slammed Tampa Bay's Leonard Fournette for a chip block in Sunday's game
Fournette (7) helped Buccaneers' quarterback Tom Brady (12) complete a 48-yard pass
It remains unclear whether Fournette's strike on Sunday was intentional or contained any malice to it and has yet to be reviewed by the league thought cameras picked up the footage on Sunday Night Football.
Barely an hour after the game, Parsons took to Twitter to take a swipe at Fournette.
'Now go watch the tape!' Parsons wrote at around midnight on Monday. 'And