Posted December 16, 2013

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Dez Bryant needs to stay until the game is over

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Dez Bryant has caught 81 passes so far this season for Jason Garrett's Cowboys. (Fort-Worth Star Telegram)

Dez Bryant has caught 81 passes so far this season for Jason Garrett’s Cowboys. (Fort-Worth Star Telegram)

Dallas Cowboys’ coach Jason Garrett plans to talk to wide receiver Dez Bryant about staying with the team until the game is finished, according to ProFootballTalk‘s Michael David Smith.

Bryant walked off the field as the Green Bay Packers ran out the clock to finish their 23-point comeback victory against the Cowboys, a move which Garrett says he will not allow to happen again.

“I understand why to a certain extent, 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.”

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Bryant has previously faced criticism for his sideline behavior, but Garrett emphasized that Bryant was a good teammate and that he did not think that it would be a recurring problem. The four-year veteran took to Twitter to explain that he left the field because he did not want people to see how emotional he had become.


11 comments
Baldeagle
Baldeagle

BS! He's a carbon copy of TO.

Lohikaarme
Lohikaarme

This is an isolate event with no impact on the future performance of the team. We all know what is the main reason why the Cowboys are underperforming  year in and year out, JJ. And he is not going anywhere no matter how much Dez and the fans cry about it.

Median2
Median2

Game looked pretty over to me.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Gee, what are you going to do? Give him a stern talking to? Send him to bed with no supper? Put coal in his Christmas stocking? You want to make a statement? Bench him for the rest of the year. It won't hurt the team, they have no chance.  I know they 'control their own destiny', but that was true Sunday and how did it turn out? It's appropriate that Dallas and Washington are in the same division. They are both laughingstocks as professional football teams.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

Oh but he can and he did.


Old Jerry will come in and defend him.


It looks like this guy won't grow up for quite a while yet.


So much talent, but...


Geez, I didn't watch the game yesterday but I did follow along with the game and other games online.


We all know their recent history so this won't sound so bad or unbelievable but I was honestly thinking about how were they going to let the Packers back into the game.


yeah, I even thought they could lose but mostly I knew they'd at least let the Pack back in the game.


I know, not much of a prediction there but it's telling when so many of us are thinking this and feeling this way about the Cowboys.


I mean I can't say I was really surprised that they ended up losing and I think many others feel that way too.

michael.f.passe
michael.f.passe

Is "emotional" a euphemism for "immature and selfish"?

SteveMehlman
SteveMehlman

Agree with you about Bryant. It's called pro football for a reason. Time for him to grow up. But the Redskins cheapshot was uncalled for. Just remember, bucko, what goes around comes around.

Fifilo
Fifilo

@SteveMehlmanWell, each of those teams has a goofy owner. Until that changes, it will be true. When a fish stinks, it stinks from the heard.