Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is one of the most animated players in the NFL. That can work both for him or against him, depending on the situation. On Sunday, Bryant’s emotions got the best of him during a loss to the Green Bay Packers and he walked off the field with 1:21 still remaining in the game.
Bryant later apologized for abandoning his teammates and said he did not want anyone to have to see him cry after the Cowboys blew a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter. And once again, NFL footage from Sound FX showed that the former Oklahoma State star was being positive with his teammates throughout much of the game.
While we realize the Sound FX clip above shows a small portion of the game, it did highlight Bryant’s reactions to a number of different scenarios over the course of the game. He almost seemed more excited for teammates when they scored touchdowns than he was when he found the end zone. Bryant also encouraged the defense and tried to pick the offense back up when things weren’t going Dallas’ way. I would venture to say he was a vocal leader.
So what’s the point? Basically, we can’t tell a whole lot from Bryant’s body language. After he blew up on the sidelines and appeared to be throwing a hissy fit a few weeks ago, audio showed that he was actually being positive with his coaches and teammates. That being said, we don’t need to hear the accompanying audio when we see a clip of Dez walking off the field. That one poor decision erased everything positive that he did last Sunday.