Dez Bryant-Tyler Patmon fight video shared on Cowboys’ Twitter
Dez Bryant and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Tyler Patmon brought us one of the first fights of training camp — that we know about — over the weekend. And the team is not ashamed of it.
Shortly after word of the scuffle surfaced, the Cowboys shared a video on their website and a GIF on their official Twitter account. They even labeled the heated exchange a “MUST WATCH.”
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 3, 2015
Bryant, who took another swing at Patmon after things had seemingly cooled off, downplayed the incident while speaking to reporters.
“It’s two great competitors, man,” he said. “We’re going back and forth. If you’ve seen me play before, you know I was giving him a little bit of mouth, just talking a whole bunch of stuff to him. He was talking back to me and it just escalated over to the next play and that’s what happens.
“At the end of the day, you see us — we shook hands and hugged. We respect one another.”
This type of stuff happens all the time in the heat of summer, and we saw a similar incident with the defending Super Bowl champs a couple years back. If I’m a Cowboys fan, I’m happy to see Bryant playing with passion after signing a massive contract extension.