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NFL roundup: Cowboys' Bryant has sideline outburst

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Wide receiver Dez Bryant had an emotional outburst on the Dallas Cowboys' sideline in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Bryant, who had two catches for 22 yards with 11 minutes left in the game at Ford Field, 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.

---Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson left Sunday's game with a knee injury that is likely to sideline him for the rest of the season, NFL Media reported.

Gibson left the field on a cart after suffering the injury in the first half. The injury is believed to be a torn patella tendon, according to the report.

---Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has two ankle sprains, according to ESPN.

However, the injuries did not prevent the four-time MVP from playing Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins as he will reportedly rely on a painkiller.

---Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will not go to the NFLs' headquarters in New York to meet with league officials about his on-field behavior that has resulted in several fines.

Instead, according to ESPN, Suh is scheduled to talk to the league in a video conference on Thursday.

---Eli Manning passed Phil Simms as the New York Giants' all-time passing yards leader during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Entering the game, Manning needed 15 passing yards to pass Simms' 33,462. Manning threw for 176 yards in the first half as the Giants took a 12-0 lead over the Eagles.

Manning made his 143rd straight regular-season start Sunday.

--- Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz left Sunday's 15-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter with a neck injury.

The Giants announced that Cruz was getting X-rays on his neck. Cruz had five catches for 64 yards before exiting.

---New England Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was carted off the field after injuring his right leg during the first half of Sunday's 27-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Vollmer was injured while blocking on a running play. The back of his legs were rolled into by Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks, who tackled Patriots running back Stevan Ridley.

--- Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is likely to be available for a trade this offseason, ESPN reported Sunday.

The Cardinals would seek a deal for Fitzgerald after the season if he is not dealt by Tuesday's trade deadline, and it is considered unlikely he would be traded by Tuesday.

Fitzgerald's salary-cap number expands to $18 million next season, and the team could save $8 million by trading him.
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