Dez Bryant Was Yelling at Everyone on the Cowboys Sidelines Yesterday (GIFs + Video)
If you happened to tune in to yesterday’s Cowboys-Lions game to watch Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. Megatron, obliterate the Dallas defensive backfield en route to a 31-30 Detroit victory, you might have noticed some pretty interesting things going down on the Cowboys sidelines. And by “interesting things,” I mean Dez Bryant yelling and screaming at everyone.
Well, maybe not literally everyone. Just quarterback Tony Romo, tight end Jason Witten, injurred DE DeMarcus Ware , and receivers coach Derek Dooley. So, you know, a bunch of people.
Here are the GIFs of Dez’s prolonged tirade:
And here’s the video, with the requisite moralizes by disapproving middle-aged white guys:
So what did Bryant have to say for himself after the game? He certainly wasn’t apologetic:
My passion is always positive. It’s always positive. It’s going to remain the same way. I’m not saying anything wrong. I’m not saying anything bad. It’s all positive… It’s all good passion. I feel like that’s what we need… In order to win, you’ve got to be passionate about this game. You have to be. You’ve got to let that dog come out and just put it all out there on the line.
Not buying that explanation? Well, Tony Romo and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett did. Here were Romo’s thoughts:
When you guys sometimes see emotions from Dez, it’s just trying to ‘rah, rah’ more than it is being a ‘me’ guy. That’s not who Dez is. I think that would be completely out of character for him if there was ever a ‘me’ situation.
And here are Garrett’s:
We want guys who want the football,” Garrett said. “Dez has never been a distraction to our football team. He is a really positive asset to our team –- on the field and off. The way he works, his passion for the ballgame, that’s good stuff.
Now, sometimes you have to kind of decode what athletes and coaches say about controversies. But in this case I think it’s actually pretty clear. If they were pissed, they could have thrown Dez under the bus. They did not.
What do you think?
Hat Tip – [ESPN]