Not only does Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo disagree with the idea that receiver Dez Bryant is something of a distraction for the team, he says he’d like more Dez Bryant types in the locker room at Valley Ranch.
“If it’s a distraction, I think invariably any human being who can create a distraction should not do those things,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “To us, it’s not a distraction. Does he need to sometimes maybe look a little different for what’s going to be written and talked about? Sure. Does it really matter in here? No. He’s a positive guy who loves his teammates. What else do you want? He’s passionate and he comes to work every day with a great attitude. I’d like a lot of teammates like that.”
Obviously, if you’re the type of person who watches sports news shows, Bryant’s sideline behavior during the loss in Detroit has had just about everyone saying the opposite this week--suggesting that Bryant is a distraction, selfish, a diva, etc etc. Romo dismisses any of these labels out of hand.
Even in the immediate aftermath of last week’s loss, the Dallas signal caller was quick to say Dez wasn’t complaining about a lack of targets. He finished with just three catches, but went for two touchdowns.
“I think some games he gets targeted 10 times, 12 times,” Romo said. “He’s a great player. You just got to find a way to get him the ball and he had two touchdowns last week. That’s usually a pretty good game. But obviously the guy on the other side had a real good day. I think when the season’s over, you’ll find that Dez had a pretty good year and he did a lot of great things.”
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