Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant expressed some regret about exiting the field with 1:21 remaining in the game after Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium.
Bryant was shown walking back to the locker room after Tony Romo threw his second interception of the fourth quarter, essentially ending the game.
“I was wrong, but I wasn’t looking at it in that kind of way. It didn’t have anything to do with my teammates,” Bryant said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I just couldn’t watch Green Bay kneel it down after a loss like that.”
Of course, Dallas blew a 23-point first half lead on Sunday, falling to the Packers by a final of 37-36. Like a lot of folks on the Cowboys’ sideline we’d imagine, Bryant was left shellshocked by the collapse.
“I cried when I got into the locker room, and I didn’t want to show that obviously on the sideline,” Bryant said. “I’m a team guy. I extremely, extremely apologize for leaving, but my teammates and coaches understand. I’m a very emotional player and we didn’t finish. It had nothing to do with my teammates. We fought. I couldn’t watch Green Bay kneel that ball down. Of course it’s disappointing and everybody is going to be frustrated about the way that we lost, but at the end of the day, we still have a chance.”
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