Dez Bryant and Josh Norman are a pair of passionate football players, so it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that they aren’t getting along so well in a crucial Thanksgiving matchup.
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Washington cornerback shared words on a few plays, looking like friendly competitors early:
But things heated up and by the fourth quarter, the two were literally butting heads:
Officials did a good job at keeping the game under control, stepping between the two and keeping things from getting out of hand.
Even after the game, the two were still facemask to facemask, with plenty of things to say to one another.
Things get chippy postgame between Dez & Josh pic.twitter.com/AbAljZz35W— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) November 25, 2016
Norman lined up across from Bryant for most of the game and the receiver finished with five receptions for 72 yards, although not all five receptions came when Norman was in coverage.
After the game, Dez Bryant yelled on his way to the locker room that Washington “needed to get their money back” because of Norman.
Dez with a return volley to Norman. "Better tell Washington to get their money back." pic.twitter.com/UUPvvEa9C6— Mike Doocy (@MikeDoocyFox4) November 25, 2016
Bryant also added this:
All through the week I will post film how Norman got exposed... https://t.co/WKWE9IdQYr— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 25, 2016
Boy stop... go watch the film.... the man can't cover one on one... I broke him down on so many routes tonight https://t.co/EoOtHWHoid— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 25, 2016
And later regretted his comments:
I just finished watching my interview on espn... I shouldn't have even stooped down to that... we have something special here in Dallas— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 25, 2016
It looks like the Dallas-Washington rivalry might have just ignited a new spark.