Dez Bryant Reportedly Screamed at Reporters Following Cowboys' Loss vs. Seahawks

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 2, 2015

Nov 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) reacts during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys haven't won a game since Sept. 20, and wide receiver Dez Bryant is not pleased with his team's descent into the NFC East cellar.

Following Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Bryant reportedly let his frustration loose on reporters in the locker room.

According to USA Today's Eric Prisbell: "Bryant started screaming at reporters, loud enough that it was heard across the entire room. The Cowboys public relations staff attempted to intervene but Bryant kept yelling."

"Stay the (expletive) away," Bryant reportedly yelled, per Prisbell. "Why don’t you all get the (expletive) out of here? This is our (expletive) locker room. You (expletive) dirty (expletive)."

Prisbell shared further context of what led to the outburst:

Bryant appeared to be upset with a reporter who had posted a Vine of the wide receiver. The caption alleged Bryant was celebrating Lockette's concussion, but the Cowboys star vehemently denied the allegation.

"I won't ever, ever, ever wish bad on a player that's been knocked down," Bryant said. "Not once did I say, 'That's what you get.' I got on one knee and prayed for that man. I got on one knee and prayed for him. Don't put clips together and do that."

Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram also captured video (warning: NSFW) of Bryant criticizing the media during postgame availability at his locker.

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Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin defended Bryant on Twitter, stating the Cowboys receiver was talking to officials and "never said anything" about Ricardo Lockette following his injury.

Verbal outbursts are nothing new for the Cowboys. Last week, defensive end Greg Hardy was involved in sideline altercations with Bryant and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia following a 100-yard kick return by the New York Giants.

But Bryant had reason to be irate Sunday.

In his first appearance since undergoing foot surgery following Dallas' Week 1 win, Bryant was limited to two catches for 12 yards as quarterback Matt Cassel mustered 97 yards on 13-of-25 passing. In all, the Seahawks outgained the Cowboys 323-220.

A Week 9 showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles and their 18th-ranked passing defense looms, so Bryant should have a chance to get back into a groove as the Cowboys seek to sweep their division rivals.

If Bryant and the Cowboys can string together wins over the Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the next two weeks, they could be primed to make a late run at the NFC East title once Tony Romo is eligible to play Nov. 22.


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