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Dez Bryant, Josh Norman Get Into Shoving Match, Exchange Insults

Dez Bryant and Josh Norman got into it during the Dallas vs. Washington game.


After some heated back and forth, the in-game feud between Josh Norman and Dez Bryant boiled over into a shoving match post-game.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman had to be separated after getting into a post-game scuffle following the Cowboys 31-26 win on Thanksgiving. The two had been going at it the entire game, and at one point during the second half officials had to pull them each aside to presumably tell them to chill out.

When the game ended, Bryant and Norman did the opposite of chill out:

The feud didn't end when the two were separated, either. “First off,” Bryant told reporters per USA Today, “Washington needs to get their money back from Josh Norman.” Bryant was making a not-so-subtle reference to Norman's comments from last season when he said the Cowboys needed "to get their $70 mil back from Dez.”“I didn’t make it personal,” Bryant continued. “I was just going to come out and do my job and that’s exactly what I did. He wanted to bump and me and him got to bumping a little bit and it just made me attack him even more. I honestly feel like the guy is extremely soft. He’s a bunch of talk. If he was out and about, I wouldn’t dare on my life let him talk to me like that. “Those words would never come out of his mouth. I promise. I promise it wouldn’t. We got after that ass and it was a hell of a win. It feels good.” Bryant recorded five catches on seven targets for 72 yards on the night. Norman didn't back down to reporters either. “I played him three or four times now,” Norman said. “And those times, I don’t think he broke 30 yards, or had any significance of any kind in the game. Definitely didn’t have a touchdown. So, out of those three games, you would think that a guy of that magnitude, of that kind of big standards, would do more than that. But at the end of the day, I will let him speak for himself. If he feels like he wants to have that, then go play with the kids on the playground.” Norman continued: “Don't step to someone when the game is over like that when they're not even looking for you, or even having a conversation with you. They won the game, so you have to tip your hats off to them. But I don't do trash, and that was trashy on his behalf.” Then, even with reporters now gone, Bryant took to Twitter to blast Norman some more:

Later, after cooling off and what appears to be some self-reflection, Bryant took a much different tone:

Let's all hope that these two teams get to match-up in the playoffs.