Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant got a lot of backlash for the ‘side line outbursts’ viewers at home witnessed unfold on television. It started with him yelling at a seated Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. People speculated that he was being a diva receiver complaining about not getting the ball. Bryant denied those allegations saying it was all positive.
NFL Films sideline cameras caught the exchange and video released confirmed Bryant’s explanation.
“We’re the best in the NFL on that,” Bryant told Romo. “We’re the best in the NFL.”
Later in the game he was seen having a heated exchange with Jason Witten that required DeMarcus Ware to step in and restrain him.
“To get respect, you’ve got to give respect to others,” Ware said. “Me and Dez, we’re really close to each other, and he’s a great dude, a great player. Sometimes things get heated on the sideline because we’re competitors. He’s a great competitor. There’s a time and place for everything. Everything is behind us now, and it’s on to the Vikings.”
Ware was really just trying to get Bryant focused.
“There’s always a time and place – 12 seconds left in the game, knowing how important you are in the game; that’s not the place,” Ware said. “There’s always a time to approach the situation and approach it the right way. . . . The thing is, you’ve got to carry things a certain way, do things a certain way. Twelve seconds left in the game, you got an opportunity to win. You go at it as such.”