NFL Great Says Receiver's Antics Would Have Pushed Him Over The Edge

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Terry Bradshaw says Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant needs to close his trap.

The Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-analyst believes he would have had a “hard time” with the way Bryant was carrying on during Sunday’s 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions.

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“I would probably come unglued,” Bradshaw told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday. “I would’ve had a fit, and I would have been in his face big time.”

Bryant was seen on the sideline throwing what seemed to be a tantrum to Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. In a video later released by the NFL, it appeared Bryant’s histrionics were simply meant to pump up his teammates.

But an exchange late in the game with tight end Jason Witten looked much more heated — and so far there’s no audio to disprove it as a bona fide meltdown.

Either way, Bradshaw said it was “uncomfortable” for fans watching on television.

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“That’s just wrong,” he said. “That’s just a guy that — I would say passion, sure, we all have passion, but it sounds to me like he’s a little bit selfish. And he shot his mouth off earlier about ‘He’s better than Megatron,’ which we found out he isn’t.”

Bradshaw said Romo should deliver a message to his star receiver: “If you do that, I’m gonna get in your face and it’s not gonna be good.” Or he could simply shut him out of the offensive game, something the 65-year-old said really isn’t that difficult to do.

“He is an amazing talent,” Bradshaw said of Bryant. “He just needs to be smart. He just needs to be really smart and keep his mouth shut.”

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