Dez Bryant Leaves The Field, Cries In Locker Room During Cowboys Loss To Packers
Dez Bryant’s emotions got the best of him on Sunday night, causing him to exit the stadium during the final minutes of the Dallas Cowboys game against the Green Bay Packers and shed some tears in the locker room.
Dez Bryant Walks Off Sidelines, Cries
There was less than a minute left in the NFL matchup and the Packers, who’d been trailing the Cowboys for much of the game’s 60 minutes, were up by one and in possession of the ball. All they had to do was take a knee and they’d complete their impressive comeback. Bryant didn’t have the heart to watch it unfold.
"I was wrong," Bryant told reporters, according to ESPN.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 to the locker room,” he added. “I didn't want to show that stuff on the sideline."
Jason Garrett Addresses Bryant's Departure
Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett addressed Bryant’s premature departure from the sidelines on his radio show on Monday. While Garrett can appreciate why Bryant was driven to make his hasty exit, it makes it no less inexcusable.
"I understand why to a certain extent," Garrett said on 105.3 The Fan. "They're kneeling the ball, the game essentially is over. He's an emotional guy. We're all very emotional about what we do.
"But he needs to stay out on the field and I'll address that with him today. And just explain why it's important to do that, and he'll understand."
During the game on Sunday, Bryant caught 11 catches for 153 yards and scored a touchdown. The Cowboys had been favored to win the game by seven points but ended up losing to the Packers – who are without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers – 37-36.
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