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Dez Bryant Throws a Tantrum on the Sidelines of Cowboys vs. Lions Game

Jeremy Los
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 27, 2013

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was caught freaking out on the sidelines in Detroit on Sunday, but it's unclear what caused this outburst.

For another look at the incident:

 

Update: Monday, Oct. 28 at 11:17 p.m. ET

USA Today's FTW has transcribed the audio from Bryant's outbursts, and you can watch the video with sound from Bryant here. Here's a piece of it.

BRYANT: No! We can’t let them do that! These [expletive] [unclear.] They’re manning me the [expletive] up. We destroy that!

Hey — we gotta mix that [expletive] up! [Unclear, PA covers up Bryant's comments.]

They press me! [Or maybe "It's fresh meat!"] It’s over! [Unclear]

ROMO: What?

BRYANT:  [Unclear] I’m cutting! I’m cutting clean.

I know on that last one, they bust me, it’s over.

Update: Monday, Oct. 28 at 5:15 p.m. ET

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram provided a comment from Bryant on the situation:

Dez just said he was upset about the Lions' game-winning drive and "I had every right to be". That was his only comment today.

— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) October 28, 2013

Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas also gave an update:

Bryant said everything is OK with him Witten and Romo.

— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 28, 2013

Dez Bryant said his outburst isn't about wanting the ball. It's more about winning.

— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 28, 2013

Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman spoke to former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens about Bryant:

Just got off phone with Terrell Owens. He was vocal in his support of Dez Bryant and blasted the media for its double standard.

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 28, 2013

Owens: "Why is Tom Brady showing passion when he screams at players, but Dez is out of control?"

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 28, 2013

Owens: "Jason Garrett, Romo, Witten…they all tried to get rid of me. They would do the same to Dez if he was younger."

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 28, 2013

Owens: "Romo said it was a non-issue. This was the first time they lost a game with under two minutes left and Tony didn't lose it."

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 28, 2013

Owens: "I don't want to say it but I do wonder if race plays a part in the double standard. Why is Brady treated one way, and Dez another?"

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 28, 2013

Update: Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Bryant was back it at after the Cowboys allowed a late touchdown that ended up costing them the game. This time, it was tight end Jason Witten that he got into it with:

 

It was an intense game, and it looked like Bryant got caught up in the moment a few times.

The receiver finished with three receptions for 72 yards and two scores, but Dallas couldn't find a way to come out on top.

Update: Sunday, Oct. 27 at 5:45 p.m. ET

Mike Fisher of Fox Sports Southwest reports that the owner and the coach of the Cowboys had postgame meetings with the players involved in these spats:

Garrett had a private locker-room meeting w Dez. Meanwhile, Jerry had same w Witten. @cowboys

— mike fisher (@fishsports) October 27, 2013

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