Dez Bryant, Jeff Ireland shake hands

ARLINGTON, Texas – Dez Bryant and Miami general manager Jeff Ireland shook hands and chatted briefly about an hour before Thursday’s preseason game at Cowboys Stadium.

Ireland angered Bryant by asking the first-round pick whether his mother had been a prostitute during a pre-interview at the Dolphins’ complex. Ireland apologized in a statement after the question was reported, and he was widely criticized for a lack of tact.

Bryant said during training camp that he would have no problem shaking Ireland’s hand and putting the incident in the past.

Ireland, a former Cowboys employee, patted Bryant on the chest in a friendly manner at the end of their brief conversation on the field.