Guess what Dez Bryant was yelling at Tony Romo during Sunday's game?
It wasn't what everyone assumed. The receiver was actually telling his quarterback they are "the best in the NFL."
The NFL posted about one minute of video of Bryant on the sidelines during the Cowboys' game against the Lions. The video shows Bryant talking with Romo and some of the coaches, a conversation that had been widely interpreted as some sort of confrontation between the two players.
"Man, we good on that team," Bryant can be heard telling Romo as he pounds his hand. "We the best in the NFL on that. We the best in the NFL."
In other words, the exchange appears to be exactly what Romo said it was. He told reporters after the game that "when you guys see emotion sometimes from Dez, it's just trying to rah-rah more than it is being a 'me' guy."
However, the brief clip does not include the sideline exchange Bryant had with Jason Witten in the final seconds of the game.
Bryant told reporters on Monday that Witten was just trying to get his mind right and get him "to focus on the next drive."
Bryant's sidelines activity drew harsh criticism after the game. After the release of the NFL video on Monday, NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs tweeted that "lots of us in the media need to apologize."
— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) October 29, 2013
The Associated Press contributed to this report.