Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo backs Dez Bryant


While public opinion of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and his sideline tantrums might not be changing, he is receiving a lot of support from players. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark defended Bryant and called his treatment a double standard. Cowboys players and coaches have defended him. NFL Films even released sideline video of the interaction with quarterback Tony Romo, proving Dez Bryant right.

“Does he need to sometimes maybe look a little different for what’s going to be written and talked about? Sure,” Romo said, via ESPN Dallas. “Does it really matter in here? No. He’s a positive guy who loves his teammates. What else do you want? He’s passionate and he comes to work every day with a great attitude.

“I’d like a lot of teammates like that.”

Romo knew that Bryant’s hand gestures, with out audio, looked like diva receiver actions.

“I’m like, everyone’s going to go run with it because of the demonstrative hand movements,” Romo said.

“But it’s just not who Dez is. I said that after the game and kind of what happened was obvious what was going to happen, people were going to take it and run with it. Even though it’s wrong.”

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant Tony Romo

  • SmartThinking

    I want to see Romo grab some players’ shirts the way Witten grabbed Bryant’s shirt last Sunday. I want to see Romo get mad at somebody, anybody, and yell at them to get it right. Bryant’s passionate tirade went way too far but is commendable. And in his defense, he’s right. No one is willing to step up, grab this team by the nape of the neck and drag it kicking and screaming into the winners’ column. I want to see this team get mad. If Romo is the leader, then he needs to lead. And that starts by jump starting this team into a winning attitude.

    • JoeDaBeast

      I still do not think that is what Romo needs to do. Now, I’m going to piss A LOT of Cowboys fans by saying this, but did Staubach or Aikman need to do that? No, there was Irvin for Troy and well, “Captain America” didn’t need that type of player, but I’m sure that Randy White could have if needed to.