Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo defended his teammate Dez Bryant when asked about the wideout’s sideline theatrics during the 34-7 loss to the Eagles on Sunday night, according to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Romo said he had no problem with the passionate emotions of Bryant, who was seen throwing his helmet during the game.
“Dez is great,” Romo said. “His emotion, there is never a negative emotion that comes from it. It’s just positive consistently. He’s just a kid who loves playing the game. He’s passionate. But there is never any malice or anything negative involved. Cameras can catch whatever they want; he is never mean to another person or anything like that. He just wants to win and he’s excited about being out there playing. We’re lucky to have him.”
Romo also shot down any comparisons to ex-Cowboy receiver Terrell Owens, whose antics on the sideline and in the locker room divided the team.
“Dez has done nothing that takes away from anything,” Romo said. “Dez does a great job. He’s a great teammate.”