Thanksgiving 2015 was one to remember for the Dallas Cowboys. Heading into this game, there was reason to believe that the Cowboys would come out firing in this game. The Philadelphia Eagles were blown out in the early and win on thanksgiving and a New York Giants loss would mean the Cowboys would be just one game back in the division. Instead, the Cowboys got trounced by the Carolina Panthers and the season looks about finished.
The headline of this game will be Tony Romo. Yes, the Pro Bowl quarterback re-injured his left clavicle near the end of the game, but Romo threw three first-half interceptions in this game. The Cowboys found themselves at halftime in a 20-point hole.
Caught in the midst of Romo’s forgettable day was Dez Bryant’s performance. Bryant struggled against Josh Norman, the 27-year-old cornerback who’s having a Defensive Player of the Year Award-worthy year. Dez was targeted eight times. He caught just two catches for 26 yards, one of which was a 20-yard reception after the linebacker covering him slipped and fell to the ground.
It was a primetime matchup in a primetime game, but after Norman got the last laugh, he made it known just his exactly what his opinions towards Bryant were.
Josh Norman looks at media standing outside the locker room: “Hey, they need to get Dez’s 70 mil back.”
— Michael Florek (@michaelflorek) November 27, 2015
Bryant has dealt with a plethora of injuries in 2015, but there’s no excuse for his lackadaisical play. Just a few weeks ago, the Cowboys lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Bryant failed to make a play on a throw that led to a game-ending turnover. The Cowboys are all about done in 2015, but Bryant hasn’t looked the same in 2015. Hopefully a healthier Bryant and a healthier Cowboys team in general will come about in 2016.