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Dez Bryant on if he cares how his sideline outbursts are perceived: ‘F— no’


Dez Bryant is one of the most emotional players in the NFL, both on the field and off of it, especially when it comes to his meltdowns on the sideline. The fiery Dallas Cowboys wide receiver is no stranger to having to deal with the repercussions of how his sideline outbursts are frequently captured by television cameras, mostly related to having to discuss them with the media following his passionate antics.

Bryant was extremely emotional on the sidelines on Thursday night during the team’s 41-28 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The wideout was seen on the sideline hollering in the fourth quarter as the Bears cut the Cowboys’ 25-point lead to 10 points with about six minutes remaining in the game.

Bryant clearly was upset that the team was allowing an easy blowout victory devolve into a closer game and wasn’t afraid to let those around him know about it.

Asked after the game in the locker room whether he cares how his sideline antics may be viewed given they are frequently shown during game broadcasts, Bryant again was not afraid to let loose, this time on reporters.

“F— no, I do not care,” Bryant said, per a report from The Dallas Morning News. “Because I know I’m not doing anything wrong. They don’t know what’s going on. I can’t care less. They ain’t on no sidelines. Nobody’s on the sidelines with us.

“The only thing they’re waiting for us to do is take an L so they can talk a bunch of s— about us. ‘Oh, the same old Cowboys in December.’ C’mon, man. Ain’t none of that. We’re going to take advantage of what we need to take advantage of.”

Bryant stated previously that he feels this Cowboys team isn’t like the Cowboys teams of old that blew great starts to seasons by stumbling in December.

And as far as his antics being documented on video, Bryant added that he doesn’t really care much about it.

“I don’t give a f— who films it. That’s the truth. That’s the truth. That’s how I feel,” Bryant continued. “As long as we get the W, that’s the only thing that matters. Put that s— down. … Put my whole cuss words in there. I meant that. We’re trying to do something big here. That’s the only thing that matters.”

ESPN Dallas’ Tim McMahon adds in his reporting of Bryant’s post-game comments that the wide receiver, who finished the game with six catches for 82 yards, also told reporters that they shouldn’t “put the little — what do you do, put the little stars by it? Put my whole cuss words in there. I meant that.”

Unfortunately for Byrant, if he wants his thoughts reported, more often than not media outlets will have to use those “little stars” in order to make his comments available for mass consumption.