Dez Bryant: Passion, not tirade in sideline antics

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant wants everyone to know the hollering and pointing he did on the sideline during the Thanksgiving game had nothing to do with him getting shut out for the first time all season.

He says the tirade caught by television cameras was about no more than miscommunication over a single play. He's not sorry about showing a little passion, either.  Interim coach Jason Garrett says it reminds him of Michael Irvin, who was Garrett's teammate for seven seasons. Even with his oh-fer in a loss to the Saints, Bryant remains among the leading rookies in all receiving statistics.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)