Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a huge game on Sunday, which included catching his first touchdown pass since Week 15 of last year. Bryant has had some issues this year running the correct routes and dropping passes, which has caused Tony Romo to throw some glaring interceptions.
But, not even his 13 catch, 95-yard, two touchdown game could erase the fact that he dropped a two-point conversion in the 4th quarter that would have tied the game.
“I felt like it was a P.I. My opinion,” Bryant said according to USA TODAY. “Not saying I couldn’t catch it, because I feel like I can make difficult catches. But I feel like he put his arm around me. I haven’t seen the play yet. But it wasn’t called.”
Cary Williams responded with a few of his own comments saying,
“I see it as good defense, man,” Williams said. “Dez is a great player, but it wasn’t pass interference. It’s two players going at it. And the referees let it happen. It is what it is, man. I didn’t get my hand in there early, he just needed to catch the ball. I was able to make the play and he didn’t. Kudos to me. You’ve just got to be a man and accept responsibility, give credit where credit is due. If it was me I’d say, you know what, he made the play and I didn’t. Bottom line. Don’t complain and look for a flag, man.”
Looking at the GIF of the two point coversion, I personally don’t think this was anything close to pass interference. Williams doesn’t play him physically, and quite honestly he is pretty much beaten on the play, so I don’t know if you can even call it that good of defense on his part.
Quite frankly, it looks like a pure drop, which Dez Bryant needs to acknowledge instead of playing it off or making excuses. It goes right off of his hands and bounces away. Football is a physical game, and if you can’t handle a tiny bit of contact, then you’re probably playing the wrong sport. If the Cowboys are going to make the playoffs, Bryant is going to have to grow up and play better.
H/T: Larry Brown Sports