(NEW YORK) — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant apologized on Monday for walking off the field before the conclusion of Sunday’s game against the Packers.
Bryant left the bench with 1:21 remaining following an interception thrown by Tony Romo that sealed the game for the Packers after an incredible comeback in a game that saw them trailing 26-3 at halftime.
“I was wrong,” Bryant told reporters during a Monday morning visit to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. “It didn’t have anything to do with my teammates. I just … I couldn’t watch Green Bay kneel the ball down on the field after a tough loss like that.
“I was very emotional. I cried when I got into the locker room. I didn’t want to show that stuff on the sideline.”
The Cowboys (7-7) sit a game behind the NFC East leading Eagles (8-7) and have lost two straight games to start the month of December.
Since Romo took over as the starting quarterback in 2006, the Cowboys own a 13-19 record in December.
“Whenever I’m out on the football field, it’s all about the team,” Bryant said Monday. “I’m a team guy, and that’s what I think about, and that’s what I focus on. I extremely, extremely apologize for leaving, but my teammates and coaches understand. I am a very emotional player, and we didn’t finish. It [leaving the field] had nothing to do with my teammates.”
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Jill Martin, CNN