Dez Bryant wants to be a Dallas Cowboy for the foreseeable future.
NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Sunday on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning" that Bryant looks forward to signing a long-term contract with the Cowboys in the offseason, per the player's advisor David Wells. The star wide receiver still is playing on his rookie contract, which expires at the end of the 2015 season.
Bryant lost his cool during the Cowboys' loss to the Detroit Lions, wagging his finger in Romo's face while he screamed expletives in an effort to motivate his team. However, the tape of the incident showed Bryant was more animated and passionate than angry, and the Cowboys remain committed to Bryant, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
The belief is that the end result of the sideline blowup is a clear reminder to Tony Romo that he has to target Bryant, regardless of "what the play calls for," Rapoport reported Sunday, per Cowboys sources.
As for the sideline conversation with Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware, Bryant realizes he was a little demonstrative, Rapoport added. But Ware was telling Bryant, essentially, "You're right, Tony needs to find you. But we have 14 seconds left, we need you to focus," Rapoport reported. There were some expletives delivered, but both Ware and Witten were imploring Bryant to move on and focus on the final play, which Bryant was involved in.