Baltimore cornerback Cary Williams has some advice for Dallas' Dez Bryant: "Be a man."
After losing to the Ravens 31-29 on Sunday night, the Cowboys wide receiver complained he was interfered with on a failed two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game with 36 seconds left.
"I felt like it was a P.I. My opinion,” Bryant told Robert Klemko of USA Today after the game. “Not saying I couldn’t catch it, because I feel like I can make difficult catches. But I feel like he put his arm around me. I haven’t seen the play yet. But it wasn’t called.”
Bryant didn't get the flag, but he did get some choice words from Williams, who was covering him on that play.
“He needs to step up and be a man," Williams said, according to NBC Sports. "You can’t be a baby about stuff. You’ve got to man up. It’s one on one. Mano-a-mano. I got you. Sometimes you’re going to win. Sometimes you’re going to lose.”
The fifth-year corner added: “You’ve just got to be a man and accept responsibility, give credit where credit is due. If it was me I’d say, you know what, he made the play and I didn’t. Bottom line. Don’t complain and look for a flag, man.”
Whether there was interference on the play or not -- and it looked to many like Bryant should have made that catch -- the Cowboys did get one more shot, this time at an outright victory. After recovering the onside kick, Dallas kicker Dan Bailey missed a 51-yard field-goal attempt, dropping the Cowboys to 2-3 on the season.
With some time to reflect on the loss (and perhaps see some game film), Bryant changed his tune on the play.
“Looking back on it, that’s a play I should make,” said Bryant on Monday afternoon, via McMahon of ESPN Dallas.