Cowboys’ Dez Bryant apologizes for leaving, didn’t want to be seen crying

Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) speaks with head coach Jason Garrett before the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant left the game early against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Cowboys had a 23-point lead disappear in the loss and Bryant left the game early to head to the locker room. Bryant tweeted about it last night, but he elaborated during an appearance a local hospital.

“I was wrong,” Bryant said, via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “It didn’t have anything to do with my teammates. I just, . . . I couldn’t watch Green Bay kneel the ball down on the field after a tough loss like that.

“I was very emotional. I cried when I got into the locker room. I didn’t want to show that stuff on the sideline.”

“Whenever I’m out on the football field, it’s all about the team,” Bryant said Monday. “I’m a team guy and that’s what I think about and that’s what I focus on. I extremely, extremely apologize for leaving, but my teammates and coaches understand. I am a very emotional player and we didn’t finish. It [leaving the field] had nothing to do with my teammates.”

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