Does Dez Bryant Need to Shut Up? Comments Spark Megatron

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FOX announcer Brian Billick described Bryant’s outbursts like this:

Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates with kicker Dan Bailey (5) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

“We talked about the class of Calvin Johnson. This is the point Dez Bryant has to understand. This serves no purpose. If I’m the coach of the Cowboys you have to get this under control. This temper tantrum, I don’t know what else to call it, Dez Bryant, want to help your team? Grow up.”

When does Bryant’s passion cross the line? I think Dez’s behavior came off as immaturity, broadcasted live across the country. Bryant’s first mistake was opening his mouth about Megatron. His second was being a perceived jerk on the sidelines. It appears Bryant still has a lot of growing up to do. Yes, he could learn a lot from Calvin Johnson. Mainly, how to let your play on the field speak for you.

After the game, Bryant defended himself and his actions to the Dallas Morning News:

“We were talking about the game. It was a critical situation that we were talking about. It was all playing football….My passion is always positive. I’m not saying anything wrong. I’m not saying anything bad. It’s all positive. I’m expressive on the field and off. Even when I look angry, it’s all good passion. I feel that’s what I need. I love this game. In order to win you have to be passionate about this game. You have to let that dog come out and put it all on the line….I’m trying to win a ball game. That’s all it was. This is a team full of talent…There’s no such thing as being too passionate. You have to have that to win games. I’m sorry. If anybody disagrees with that they have a serious problem.”

As a Cowboys’ fan, do you have a problem with Dez’s actions? Leave your comments down below.

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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.

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