Watch: Fletcher Cox yanks Matt Jones down by his hair

Long hair is a staple on every NFL sideline. Every team has at least one guy with hair that covers their name and number on the back of their jersey.

Turns out, there is a price to pay for having long, flowing locks as Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones demonstrated Sunday. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Fletcher Cox was happy to assist in the demonstration by grabbing Jones’ hair like a rope and yanking Jones down.

Matt Jones tackled by hair against Eagles

This isn’t a public service announcement, but it’s a cautionary tale about having long hair on a football field. The price some people will pay for fashion.

[The Big Lead]

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My path into sports media started with the founding of while working concurrently in the financial sector. I covered the AFC West and the NFL as a lead writer for Bleacher Report for three years and have been featured on CNN and other major outlets. I received my journalism degree from Abilene Christian University and I'm a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. I enjoy spending time with my awesome family, home projects, craft beer, the outdoors and technology.