Tashard Choice didn't intend to disrespect

Just got off the phone with running back Tashard Choice, who said he was not trying to disrespect anybody by asking for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's autograph following the 30-27 loss on Sunday night.

"I don't want anybody to think I was disrespectful," Choice told ESPNDallas this morning. "My teammates, coaches and Jerry [Jones] know where my heart is. I care about football. I meant no disrespect."

Choice and Vick are friends from their days in Atlanta when Vick played for the Falcons and Choice was a running back at Georgia Tech.

After the game, Choice got Vick to sign one of his white gloves for his two-year old nephew who is a big fan of the Eagles quarterback who has emerged into a MVP candidate along with the Patriots Tom Brady.

"My little nephew says he's his brother," Choice said Sunday night. "My little nephew is 2 years old, so I had to get one for him. I just admire somebody who comes from those circumstances and comes back and proves everybody wrong. I've got nothing but respect for him."

Via his Twitter account, Choice seemed to regret making the request, which was shown on NBC's national broadcast.

"If its anybody that cares about winning and the d cowboys its me. I apologize to the people it was just an innocent jesture for my nephew."

Vick told ESPNDallas he put the apology on Twitter to make people understand he wasn't trying to disrespect Vick, the Eagles or his teammates.

It's not unusual for players to ask for autographs or other items from fellow players after games. In 2006, former Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones asked for former Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens' shoes.

On ESPN this morning, former Steelers running back Merril Hoge said he got Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton's autograph after a preseason game.