In an interview with 105.3 The Fan Dallas-Fort Worth, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that he intends to speak with Dez Bryant about leaving the field early.
“We’ll address that with Dez today. 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.”
After the Cowboys collapsed in the second half against the Green Bay Packers, an upset Bryant walked back to the locker room as the Packers ran out the clock.
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
His frustration is understandable, as the wide receiver had game-highs in receptions, yards and targets (11/153/17). Leading by five points, with 4:17 to play, Dallas threw the ball on four of five plays before an interception ended the drive. The Packers scored on the subsequent drive, and the game ended after another interception from Tony Romo.
While Garrett may confront his receiver about walking off the field without his teammates, Dallas fans surely must wonder who will confront the coach about his questionable play calling down the stretch.