As far as his passion on the sidelines, he is just being a football player. Being around football players practically my whole life, they have a passion like no other when it comes to this game. Bryant and the rest of the men that have donned a set of shoulder pads are simply putting all of their emotions out there. How people perceive that passion is really up to the experience of the person. Those that don’t know how football is or more worried about causing drama don’t realize that Dez Bryant is not just a Dallas Cowboy…he is a football player.
Passion for the game comes from all levels. From the young man on Saturday mornings playing youth football to the young junior high players in Olivet, Michigan who shared their football experience with a student who normally wouldn’t get to play to the men on Saturday nights that are playing for the love of the game after working an 8-hour shift at work. This game is full of emotion and passion. The players from the past to the current on the rosters all over the nation all possess the emotion of a player.
After watching the audio of his discussion with Tony Romo, you will find he wasn’t yelling, and I am paraphrasing, “Give me the darn ball,” unlike other prima donna wide receivers who had to write a book much like former New York Jets wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.
And if you really want to know what Bryant said, this link will take you to the Dallas Cowboys direct video link, click here. Prior to having it become public, fans and critics alike were calling for a trade of Bryant because of his “problem child” syndrome. Just like Owens’ comments, it is ridiculous. Bryant just loves to win and is a football player trying to help his team win. Was he over the top about how he reacted? I can agree on that but sometimes in the heat of battle, that raw emotion and the will to win takes over.
Dez Bryant wasn’t being selfish even to the point of going up to fellow receiver Terrence Williams stating, “Keep killin’ them”, offering words of encouragement to the rookie.