Dez Bryant regrets postgame tussle with Josh Norman

FRISCO, Texas -- Dez Bryant said he regrets how he handled his emotions regarding cornerback Josh Norman after the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving.

“I’m really not trying to talk about that, but I wish I never did what I did, but that’s OK because it’s over with now,” Bryant said Monday. “I’m not even focused on that. I’m not even fitting to open up another can. It’s all said and done. I wish I’d never done it. It happened. It’s over with.”

Bryant and Norman needed to be separated after the game and they exchanged barbs from the locker room, with Bryant saying the Redskins need to get their money back from their $75 million cornerback.

Bryant caught three of his five passes against Norman, including a crucial 13-yard reception that set up QB Dak Prescott’s 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to push the Cowboys’ lead to 24-12.

The Cowboys and Redskins could meet again in the playoffs. If not, the Bryant-Norman affair will heat up again during the 2017 regular season.

“I guess it’s just the nature of the game,” Bryant said. “It’s football, at the end of the day. I have nothing against that guy, I’m pretty sure he’s got nothing against me. It is what it is.”

Bryant made his first attempt to walk away from his postgame comments via Twitter hours after the game ended.

Bryant did not want the issue to become a distraction to his teammates.

“I felt like I made that clear. This thing is much more bigger than me,” Bryant said. “I’m here to do my job. That’s what I’m going to continue to keep doing. I addressed that, and that’s so far behind me right now.”