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Dez Bryant downplays outburst on Cowboys sideline

Sunday was just another ho-hum, odd day for Dez Bryant. Everyone asked last week: What was wrong with the Dallas Cowboys star receiver? Quarterback Tony Romo said earlier in the week he wasn't worried about Bryant.

Well, Bryant had a 44-yard punt return in the fourth quarter that set up the Cowboys' final points of a 16-10 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He said he should have scored. Bryant also had six receptions for 62 yards.

But it wouldn't be a Dez Bryant story without some strange occurrence. Cameras caught Bryant shouting at receivers coach Jimmy Robinson when the Cowboys were up 10-7.

"I don't want to say too much of being upset," said Bryant, according to The Dallas Morning News. "It was just me being emotional and passionate like I am always. That's how I play the game. If I didn't be that way, I wouldn't be myself. I just felt like, 'Hey, I can beat this guy' and basically that was it.

"All the guys in here know what kind of guy I am. I am just passionate and that's what it is. It don't stop. I think me being passionate feeds off on a lot of guys in a positive way. There's nothing wrong with that."

Heat of the battle arguments aside, Sunday was a positive step for Bryant. The Cowboys need him to make plays, and he was much more active. They would like to see Bryant find the end zone for the first time in 2012. Regardless, the Cowboys will take a 2-1 start as their No. 1 receiver finds his way.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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