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.”