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Cowboys' Bryant implodes on sideline

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Wide receiver Dez Bryant had an emotional outburst on the Dallas Cowboys' sideline in the fourth quarter of the game Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Bryant, who had two catches for 22 yards with 11 minutes left in the game at Ford Field, talked during the week about living up to the standards set by Lions' All-Pro Calvin Johnson. Johnson had 221 receiving yards at the time of Bryant's outburst, but Dallas led 13-7.

Bryant was incensed after a three-and-out followed a takeaway near midfield.

Bryant's blow-up began with dramatic finger-pointing at close range to receivers coach Derek Dooley. Bryant progressed to Romo, who was seated on the bench reviewing still photos with coach Jason Garrett. Garrett did not acknowledge Bryant other than to put his hand on Bryant's shoulder pads.

On the next Dallas possession, with rookie wide receiver Terrence Williams lined up in Bryant's usual spot to the right side of the formation, Romo hit Williams for a 60-yard touchdown.

Following the play, Bryant again approached Romo in what appeared to be a controversial manner -- arms outstretched and head bobbing.

After all the turmoil, Bryant turned a short reception into a 50-yard touchdown that staked the Cowboys to a 27-17 lead with 6:45 to play in the game. He was greeted on the sideline by a playful two-hand shove to his chest from Garrett.
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