Bouye ran to the middle of the field and stood on the Cowboys’ star logo while holding his arms out and looking upward, the way Owens did when playing for the 49ers at Dallas in 2000, in an infamous incident that led to a penalty flag, a fight on the field and a one-game suspension.
Bouye, who got a 15-yard penalty for the celebration, acknowledged after the game that he was wrong.
“I wasn’t thinking, I was being stupid,” Bouye said, via ESPNDallas.com. “It was disrespectful for me to do it, for the team and the other team. I wasn’t thinking. . . . They don’t teach us to do that. For me to even do that was disrespectful.”
As a player who’s battling just to make the roster, it’s entirely possible that Bouye was playing his last football game on Thursday night. If so, this was a strange way to go out. Luckily for Bouye, no one went George Teague on him.