ARLINGTON – One of the lighter moments in the Cowboys’ 34-7 win over the Rams on Sunday was the bear hug that Dez Bryant gave Jason Garrett.
After closing the game’s scoring with a 20-yard touchdown reception with 4:07 left, Bryant snuck up on Garrett to squeeze the coach, who responded with an embarrassed smile and laughter.
“I was just showing my excitement, that’s it,” Bryant said. “I grabbed him – I didn’t say nothing. I think he felt my excitement. He felt my emotions, my passion for the game. I think he felt that.”
After going two games with zero catches after halftime, Bryant had four in the second half to finish with five receptions for 90 yards with one TD.
“He was excited,” Garrett said when asked about the hug he got from Bryant. “He loves to play football. He’s very passionate about it. He’s very passionate every day….He got an opportunity. He made a play (for a TD). I thought it was a tough play from my vantage point. He went up and got it. He has those capabilitie