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Dez Bryant won't apologize for his passion

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant spoke for the first time Wednesday about his emotional outburst in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 30-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints. And he doesn't plan on toning down his passion anytime soon.

BryantBryant"That's the type of guy I am about football," Bryant said per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. "I felt like there was nothing wrong [with his reaction]. I wasn't doing anything wrong. I felt like it was the game. It was the game bringing that out of me."

Cowboys legend Drew Pearson called out Bryant following the game, saying "that emotion was more individually oriented or individually based."

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was quick to defend the Cowboys rookie.

"I don't see that as a negative," Garrett said. "Obviously, with any player, you want to make sure that he's focused on the task at hand. In no way was it to me -- and I don't think to the offensive guys or anybody else on the team -- a distraction."

The one major issue I had with Garrett on Thursday is that he tried too hard to appease Bryant late in that game. It's obvious he doesn't have a full grasp of the offense yet, and I think the Cowboys sacrificed some yards in the middle of the field in an effort to get the ball to Bryant.