Dallas Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers spent five years with the Cleveland Browns, and he told reporters on Thursday that it will be personal for him when he faces the Browns on Sunday.
"It's personal, why wouldn't it be?," Vickers said after Thursday's practice. "It anybody tells you it ain't never personal when they playing their old team they're lying to you. It's always personal. They just keep it quiet. Of course it's personal. It's not like, oh, I just got to get them or nothing like that. But I'm going to take it personal because I'm playing against my old teammates and my old organization, and I want to win."
(via ESPN Dallas)
Vickers clarified his statement, saying that he didn't hold any ill will towards the franchise and that his departure there was amicable. Still, he said that "whenever you play against your family, you want bragging rights." Vickers was a sixth-round pick in the 2006 draft, and stayed with the Browns through the 2010 season where he left for the Houston Texans.
Vickers has appeared in nine games for Dallas this year, starting four. He's caught six passes for 46 yards and rushed three times for 11 yards. Last season, Vickers faced the Browns as a member of the Texans. He didn't record a stat, but he did help pave the way for 261 rushing yards in a 30-12 Houston victory.