In the fourth quarter, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant fumbled the football, but fortunately it rolled out of bounds. Quarterback Tony Romo was seeing yelling at the receiver, something Bryant would be criticized for. Like Romo defending Bryant after his sideline out burst following the Detroit Lions game, Bryant defended Romo and his yelling.
Though Romo wasn’t as positive as Bryant was, he said Romo did what he was supposed to do.
“Oh, it wasn’t good. ‘You’ve got to hold on to the ball!’” Bryant said, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas. “He’s being a leader. He’s exactly right. He chewed me out. That’s what he’s supposed to do. He helped me get my mind back right, and that’s what I did.”
Bryant was visibly upset and some teammates consoled him on the sideline.
“Hearing those guys, it makes me feel good that they believe in me and count on me like that,” Bryant said. “When I hear Tony say something, it’s a whole different ballgame. It’s a whole different story because I know he counts on me more than anybody. So I had to come. I had to bring it.”