The Dallas Cowboys have had to deal with the Dez Bryant sideline incident all week. Everyone from media to current players to former players is chiming in. This morning on Colin Cowherd’s radio show, he asked former Cowboys safety Darren Woodson about Bryant.
“I wasn’t banging on him from Day 1,” Woodson said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I thought the whole deal with Dez is … this team has always looked for an emotional leader. A guy to get you going a little bit. Everyone I’ve ever talked to, and the times I’ve been around Dez, he has nothing negative to say. He wants to win football games. Does he want the ball like 99 percent of the receivers in the league? Yes. And he wants it when he’s got one-on-one coverage. I can understand that. But at the same time, I’ve never heard anything negative come out of other guys’ mouth about Dez Bryant. They say the guy works hard, he wants to win. He’s emotional. Now, he’s had issues off the field. But on the field, in that locker room, everyone loves him. So I didn’t have an issue with what was going on on the sideline.
Former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin said Bryant would’ve been justified in complaining about the lack of targets. Former quarterback Troy Aikman said Bryant could run routes better to make sure he gets the ball when in double coverage.