Does Dez Bryant Need to Shut Up? Comments Spark Megatron

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After the game, Romo had this to say about Bryant’s sideline ranting:

“He’s a competitive guy. He’s never complained to me about getting the ball. He knows that the ball is going to where it’s supposed to. He knows that…When you guys see emotion sometimes from Dez, it’s just trying to ‘ra-ra’ more than it is being a ‘me’ guy. That’s not who Dez is. I think that would be completely out of character for him if it was ever a ‘me’ situation. Sometimes he gets emotional just about ‘C’mon, guys! We’re better than this.’ \things like that really emotionally. He’s never a self-first guy.”

Romo made it clear during his post-game press conference: Dez simply cares about winning. He wants the ball, but his sideline screaming isn’t about getting the ball. It’s simply about winning. Romo called him a good teammate who cares about his players.


This is what Garrett had to say about Bryant’s sideline antics:

“Dez is a very passionate player. A very competitive player. And he gets a lot of attention from the opposing defenses. And he wanted the football. And we want guys who want the football. Dez has never been a distraction to our football team. He’s a really positive asset to our team, on-the-field and off. The way he works. His passion for the ball game. That’s good stuff. It’s competitive. He wants it. He  wants to make a difference in the game. I though the communication was good.”


It appears this is “no biggie” to the Cowboys players or the coaches. Although, it didn’t appear that way on the sidelines as there appeared to be some “C’mon Dude. Seriously”-type stares pointed Bryant’s way. As you can see above, Witten and Bryant appeared closed to blows as DeMarcus Ware breaks them up. So much for team unity. (Witten and Dez reportedly hugged it out in the locker room after the game)

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  • Dave Collins

    No problem at all. He wants to win. He was man to man all day and should have been targeted earlier and much more often. Romo did not play well, although he was pressured much of the game. To be honest, I wish more Cowboys showed this desire to get the job done. maybe then we wouldn’t consistently be .500 and lose games we should win.

  • cowboys66

    Nope. He needed to shake things up a bit they were stinking up the field needed to get some motivation going because it look like everyone on the cowboys were still in the locker room.

  • Ed

    How many times have we seen a QB get a receivers face? Lots. Romo did it to Tannihill when he dragged a defender into the passing lane intended for Beasley. QBs are not gods.

  • Ron

    Isn’t it really great to see players that let there talking come out with them making plays vs. when they open up their mouths. It’s Positive and Refreshing. Otherwise it’s just bad Karma … Maybe in Life Dez will eventually get it…

  • Jeff Simon

    Wasn’t it just a couple seasons ago that Ryan was claiming Dallas had two or three receivers just as good as Megatron that they practiced against every week? Calvin catching a touchdown pass despite triple coverage at the end of a come from behind win is what I remember from that game. Laying 300+ yards on you while less than 100% physically is what I’ll remember from this one.

    If I may paraphrase Jim Croce:

    You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
    You don’t spit into the wind
    You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
    And you don’t light a fire under HIM.

    But everytime we meet, some Dallas Blowhard cannot resist running his mouth….

  • PaulATX

    I’m not sure what exactly Dez said. I do know that someone needed to get on Romo and Callahan. 268 yards total offense is obviously someone’s failure. If a Harbaugh brother was coaching the Cowboys and not Howdy Doody, Dez would not have to say anything. I saw a few things from this game. 1. Randle is not the future RB of Dallas. 2. Monte Kiffin still does not know how to make adjustments on defense, or just refuses to make them. 3. The playcalling of Romo/Callahan is sub-par. I am not sure where Romo’s head was at, but it was not in the game.