Even though it might not have been what it first appeared, and other teammates have said it was a heated exchange, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said he had no problems with Dez Bryant.
Witten was shouting at Bryant late in Sunday’s loss to the Lions, trying to get him focused on the remaining 12 seconds, and Bryant fired back at him with equal vigor.
“There’s nobody I love playing with more on Sundays than Dez,” Witten said on KTCK The Ticket (via the Dallas Morning News).
“I was just reminding him there at the end there was still hope, still a chance and that he kind of just needed to let it go and let’s get focused back on these final few seconds.
“Wasn’t about getting [Bryant] the ball, . . . that’s not what kind of guy he is, . . . that’s why we love him.”
Perhaps, and they can always lean back on the fact that brothers often yell at each other. But while the visual of Bryant’s rant might have drawn a different reaction than his words, it was still at least a distraction for a team that didn’t need it at the moment.