Dez Bryant: Eagles 'kinda cheap'

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said some Philadelphia Eagles players were "being kinda cheap" during the teams' NFC East showdown on Thanksgiving Day.

And because of that, Bryant and some of his teammates can't wait for the rematch.

"I'm really not mad at all," Bryant said after the Cowboys' 33-10 loss on Thursday. "They beat us and I'm going to accept that, but [expletive] can't wait, but not looking past Chicago [on Dec. 4], but I cannot wait to go up there and play [Philadelphia] again. Cannot wait."

Bryant finished with four catches for 73 yards and no touchdowns in the loss. He got into several confrontations with the Eagles' defensive backs that he said led to him sporting a busted lip. Bryant also said he was elbowed in the hip.

"They were being kinda cheap," Bryant said. "That's another story. It is what it is. I'll get it cleaned up and I'll be fine."

The Cowboys' defense struggled with the high-tempo Eagles offense, which converted 53 percent of its third-down plays and gained 464 yards, the most Dallas has allowed this season.

On offense, running back DeMarco Murray, the NFL's leading rusher, finished with a season-low 73 yards and quarterback Tony Romo had his touchdown streak end at 38 games.

Still, the Cowboys feel they'll perform better in the rematch Dec. 14.

"It will help us a lot," defensive end Jeremy Mincey said. "This loss lit a fire in this locker room. I still see the desire, passion and fire in every teammate's eyes, and I promise you we will be ready for the second go-around. We got Round 2 and they got to see us again, and we will be another team, I can promise you that."