Deion Sanders was bedeviled by Tony Romo’s comment. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Evidently, active NFL players weren’t the only ones fighting Sunday. Deion Sanders was more than a little defensive Sunday evening after Tony Romo took a shot at him during CBS’s broadcast of the Cowboys-Chiefs game.

Sanders’s big hit came after the former Cowboys quarterback accused Marcus Peters of the Chiefs of avoiding contact the way Sanders may or may not have during his career with the Falcons, 49ers, Cowboys, Redskins and Ravens.

“Tony, I tried my best to take the high road,” Sanders said on the NFL Network, “but I don’t know the address to the high road, so I got to come at you, man. Ten years as a starter, you’re 2-4 in the playoffs. You ain’t won nuthin’. I tried to bury the hatchet. Both of us work for CBS; I went and shook your hand and said, ‘Tony, you’re doing a great job this year.’ But nevertheless, you keep on shovin’ at me. Tony, what’s going on?”

At that point, Sanders was rolling and, well, the Hall of Fame, Dak Prescott, soul-crushing interceptions and “the big one” came up.

“I got a gold jacket that I didn’t buy. Dak says, ‘hi’ and ‘bye,'” he continued. “Tony, leave me alone, man. I got lots of ammunition, man. How many interceptions [he asks to an off-camera person]? 19 in 2012? Come on, man. You threw to everyone but me! Tony, come on, man. You know you never won the big one. You know you never won the big one, so stop, man, and leave me alone. I tried to take the high road, but I don’t know the address. I tried.”

Exactly what set Prime Time’s hair on fire?

Marcus Peters “makes Deion Sanders look good at tackling sometimes.”

Over to you, Tony.

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