Dez Bryant quiet other than rant at ref

PHILADELPHIA – Dez Bryant was silent for most of Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

There were some exceptions. He vented his frustrations on the Cowboys’ sideline some while being shut out for the first three and a half quarters, including once when receivers coach Jimmy Robinson tried to calm Bryant down. And Bryant ranted at a referee when Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha got away with a lot of contact on a throw into the end zone during garbage time, animatedly arguing after that play and throughout the commercial break when the Cowboys’ fourth-down attempt failed.

But Bryant had little impact during the Cowboys’ 34-7 loss and less to say after the game.

“I’m not talking,” Bryant said. “I’ve got nothing to say.”

Bryant didn’t catch a pass until there was 6:50 remaining in the game. He finished with three catches for a season-low 28 yards.

Miles Austin was just as quiet. The Eagles held him to three catches for 27 yards. Austin said he couldn’t offer an explanation for his ineffectiveness until after watching the game film.