Dez Bryant reacts to Zeke’s strong first half
When the Dallas Cowboys were rolling, this former receiver liked what he saw.
Thanks to two touchdowns from running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys were up on the Los Angeles Rams 14-13 at halftime. However, it didn’t lead to much after the game when the Rams defeated the Cowboys 20-17.
Still, former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant liked what he saw from his former teammate.
When Elliott showcased his 19-yard touchdown reception, it appeared that the Cowboys were going to get their former rushing leader into the passing game. It was the ultimate complement as Elliott added 37 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in the first half.
“This might be the best I’ve seen Zeke,” Bryant wrote on Twitter. “He look very light on his feet and his stride is much longer….TP [Tony Pollard] as well.”
However, the fun Twitter posts turned sour after a controversial offensive pass interference called negated the team’s chances at a comeback in the fourth quarter.
That penalty forced a 3rd-and-10 into a 3rd-and-20 with only 21 seconds left to play. Dak Prescott would throw two incompletions later as the Rams closed out the 20-17 season-opening win.
Fans were convinced that this was a bad call.
“That call on Michael Gallup was brutal. Wrong,” one fan tweeted.
“Michael Gallup beat Jalen Ramsey. Jalen Ramsey complains. OPI,” another fan tweeted.
“Really didn’t like this OPI call on Michael Gallup. He doesn’t extend his arms. Both he and Ramsey are hand-fighting. Good job by Ramsey to sell it,” another fan said.
The Cowboys next play the Atlanta Falcons next week.
This might be the best I’ve seen Zeke … he look very light on his feet and his stride is much longer….TP as well…
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 14, 2020