COMMENTARY: The Dallas Cowboys loose another heartbreaking game in week 15. The Cowboys are in second place in the NFC East division and their 8-7 record reflects a team playing pedestrian football.
The often times emotional Dez Bryant almost lost it when Tony Romo threw an interception with 1:24 seconds left on the game-clock — as the Packers held on to win the game by one point. In disappointment, Dez Bryant walked off the field and headed to the locker room before the game had ended.
During Jim Rome’s afternoon radio broadcast the sports commentator said; “Dez needs to grow-up and learn to be mature.”
Many other syndicated sports-casters and sports commentators joined ranks to criticize Dez Bryant’s decision to leave the field before the game ended.
It is easy for the media to criticize Dez Bryant about his decision to leave the field before the game ended, but emotions have gotten the better of many well-known athletes at some stage in the heat of battle.
Dez Bryant would later address Cook Children’s Medical Center about his walk-off the field debacle. “I was wrong,” Bryant, told reporters during a visit to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, “It didn’t have anything to do with my teammates. I just … I couldn’t watch Green Bay kneel the ball down on the field after a tough loss like that.” “I was very emotional. I cried when I got into the locker room. I didn’t want to show that stuff on the sideline.”
After I personally reviewed the press footage, I felt worse for Dez Bryant than I did for Tony Romo.
In retrospect, I completely disagree with Jim Rome and other people in the media for giving Dez a hard time. I can completely identify with Dez Bryant’s feelings about leaving the field before the game ended.
Dez Bryant is not a perfect man by any stretch of the imagination, and neither are members of the press, sports commentators, sports columnist, and former NFL players.
It is an easy thing to pass judgment on athletes; they are walking targets that people adore loving them when they seem to live perfect lives. However, when these athletes falter – it is easy to bash them when they fall short from people’s worldly expectations.
In closing; Jim Rome you may be king of the hill in the sports broadcasting world, and you are entitled to your opinion, but Dez Bryant’s crying game proves that real men do show emotions regardless of your take on Dez.
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