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Cowboys' Bryant blows up at media

IRVING, Texas — Dez Bryant's long-running feud with the media boiled over Thursday with a profanity-laced tirade in the Cowboys locker room.

The wide receiver's anger was directed at reporters for what he considers unfair treatment of him and the team, and was so loud at one point that tight end Jason Witten, who was conducting interviews, excused himself to try to calm the situation.

Bryant then yelled at Rich Dalrymple, Dallas' senior vice president of public relations, saying if he did his job, none of this would happen. Coach Jason Garrett then walked in, and he and Bryant went outside the locker room to talk. Bryant returned several minutes later smiling.

Later, Bryant said on Twitter that the explosion was due in part to a reporter calling teammate Devin Street a racial epithet. The reporter, ESPN's Jean-Jacques Taylor, who is black, said he never used the epithet, and people close to the episode said the word was never used.

Ryan wins in return: Rex Ryan's return to the Meadowlands was successful. The Bills' defense shut down Ryan's former team for much of the game, and the Bills scored on offense and special teams in a 22-17 victory over the Jets.

Duke Williams returned a fumbled kickoff 19 yards for the go-ahead points, rookie Karlos Williams from FSU had a 26-yard touchdown catch and Dan Carpenter kicked three field goals. Ryan was fired by the Jets after last season after six years.

Browns: Quarterback Josh McCown tested his sore ribs to see if he can start Sunday in Pittsburgh. Johnny Manziel took the majority of snaps with the starting offense and may make his second straight start.

Bears: Defensive lineman Ego Ferguson was suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. He is out for the season with a knee injury. He will serve his suspension immediately, so the discipline amounts to a fine of four weeks' salary, $142,815.

broncos: Peyton Manning returned to practice after sitting out the day before with a sore foot. Coach Gary Kubiak said the foot isn't an issue.

Panthers: Cornerback Josh Norman was fined $5,000 for wearing Sunday cleats with "ProudBrave" printed on them in honor of his grandfather who served in the Korean War.

Rams: Cornerback Lamarcus Joyner was fined $23,152 for his hit on Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, ESPN reported.

Steelers: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who sprained his left ankle Sunday against the Raiders, practiced on a limited basis and was uncertain for Sunday against the Browns.

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