There was only one man in the Dallas Cowboys' locker room late Monday afternoon: Dez Bryant. The Cowboys wide receiver offered a third apology to reporters for his actions after leaving the field with 1:21 to play in the fourth quarter of a 37-36 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Bryant apologized on Twitter Sunday night while making an appearance at a children's hospital and during a 15-minute chat with reporters at Valley Ranch. "First and foremost, let me start by saying that was not the right thing to do was to walk back in [the locker room]," Bryant said in front of a gaggle of reporters surrounding his locker. "I wasn't looking at it that way, how people are portraying it, how I looked, which I clearly understand. Everybody in this locker room, they understand, they understood my frustration, losing like that, that's hard. I know I'm a very emotional player. I've always been that way. I got to do a better job of controlling my emotions. I feel like there was no way I could have sat there and watched them knee the ball and shake any one of those players' hands. Just because of the fashion of how we lost. And it was heartbreaking. It had nothing to do with my teammates. Nothing. Because I honestly felt like we played great, we just didn't finish." Bryant said he wasn't punished by team officials and coach Jason Garrett spoke to his star receiver about not doing it again. "He understood me, but at the same time, basically like what y'all said, it's how people will look at it," Bryant said. "Like I said, nobody in this locker room, nobody in this organization had any problem because they know what kind of guy I am."
Dez sorry, left early to hide tears
ESPN | Dec 17