Dez Bryant was not very happy with one of the Cowboys reporters yesterday and had to be restrained by teammates in the locker room from possibly doing something stupid. Dez blew up on a couple different writers after accusing one of them of using a racial slur while speaking with him and then another guy for tweeting out what just happened.


After walking around the locker room yelling and cursing at one reporter, Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPNDallas.com, another reporter, Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback, tweeted a portion of what Bryant had said.

The tweet read: “Dez Bryant just blew up on reporter, went on 10-min rant. ‘Until they stop disrespecting this team I don’t give a (expletive). (expletive) sick!'”

A few minutes later, Bryant saw the tweet — or was informed of it — and re-directed his rant toward Klemko.

“What the (expletive) are you doing?” Bryant yelled at Klemko. “If you’re going to report something, report it right! Report the whole thing. Don’t single me out like that! … That the (expletive) I’d be talking about right there!”

The all-pro wideout claimed during his outburst that Taylor had called Cowboys wide receiver Devin Street a racial slur. The charge was uncorroborated by media members standing near the confrontation.

Later, Bryant began yelling at Cowboys media relations director Rich Dalrymple.

“How about you fix this (expletive), Rich?” Bryant yelled. “How about you fix it, Rich? You’re talking to the wrong people. You’re talking to the wrong people. I’ll make sure I’ll put it out then. Since y’all not going to say nothing.”

At one point, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett walked into the locker room and stood near the entrance. Bryant yelled to Garrett, “Dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty. They (expletive) dirty, coach! They’re dirty! They’re dirty! All of them! And especially you” as Bryant glared at Klemko.

A few minutes later, Bryant tweeted: “If you’re going to tell something tell the whole thing…I’m done with the situation… I hope everyone is having a great day.”

Bryant later followed up on Twitter: “Now I guess I’m the bad person? The media comes in our locker room with no restrictions… I guess they can say whatever and it’s cool…let me remind all of you… WE ARE HUMAN AS WELL..WITH FAMILIES..we have to live with a lot of flase talk about us…. I chose to stand up for me and what I represent….. I’m so sorry if a lot of you can’t handle being talked to direct.”

These are the type of things that happen when a team with high expectations winds up being 2-6.