Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Dez Bryant needs to stay until the game is over
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.”
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.
I walked back to the locker room because I was emotional…it had nothing to do with my teammates we had it… We fought and didn't finish—
Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) December 16, 2013