During the NFC East showdown on Sunday night between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, both teams struggled to get the ball moving through the air as the harsh weather conditions stopped them from doing so. This appeared to not go down well with one Dez Bryant.
The Cowboys won their Week 8 game 33-19 at FedExField against the Redskins thanks in large part to the performances of their star running back Ezekiel Elliott on the ground, as the rain stopped both teams from passing the ball much throughout most of the contest.
Dak Prescott ended up having one of his worst performances of the season so far, only completing 14-of-22 passes for 143 yards and zero touchdowns. Washington's Kirk Cousins, on the other hand, didn't do much better, as he completed 26-of-39 passes for 263 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
The below average performance of the Cowboys quarterback had a knock-on effect on the team's top wide receiver's production in the game too, as Bryant only caught four out of six targets for only 39 yards.
This low total was merely a product of the game script, as the Cowboys didn't need many contributions from the passing game to put the Redskins away with Elliott moving the ball on the ground so well. However, many caught Dez doing some hand gestures in the huddle and on the sidelines which appeared to look like he was frustrated with the lack of looks he was getting.
Later though, CBS Sports' and Cowboys Insider Mike Fisher spoke to the wide receiver to find out the truth behind the hand gestures, and it wasn't to do with the lack of looks at all, as Bryant told him: "I was calling out the coverages. I always do that!"
It just goes to show that sometimes you can't just believe what your eyes are telling you. Considering he still runs hard, still blocks, and doesn't complain much to the media, the Cowboys might even let him off a few times if he was to moan about a lack of looks.
Nevertheless, Bryant can look forward to waving goodbye to weather conditions for a little while, as the Cowboys play indoors for their next five games, with a home game next weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs, followed by an away game at the Atlanta Falcons, followed by three more home games against the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, and Redskins respectively.
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