Television cameras showed Bryant approaching Hardy, calmly at first, but the exchange became more heated.
NBC showed a different angle of Hardy’s confrontation with Dallas special teams coach Rich Bisaccia later Sunday night.
Bisaccia told the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Charean Williams that he was trying to communicate with the kickoff team, and that while the confrontation wasn’t an issue, “it was not the right time.”
After the game, Hardy refused to comment on the situation when questioned by reporters.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, despite admitting he had not seen the incident, said he had no problem with what happened.
Jerry Jones on Greg Hardy-Dez Bryant exchange on Cowboys' sideline: "From my perspective, I welcome that."— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) October 26, 2015
Jones called Hardy, "one of the real leaders on the this team," which is perhaps not surprising that he would say, but hard to understand.— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) October 26, 2015
Bryant, who is still recovering from a broken foot, made the trip to New York but was inactive for the game. Hardy was playing in his second game since returning from a four-game suspension for domestic violence allegations.
- Dan Gartland