Dez Bryant only was in New Orleans as a Saints player for two practices, but he obviously left his mark and got respect from his squad. His former team the Dallas Cowboys also showed their love, along with Tyron Jones of Oklahoma State, Bryant’s alma mater.
Dez tore his Achilles in practice on Friday, which ended his season, and some Saints players, including Michael Thomas, made a promise to Dez that if he scores, we will throw up Bryant’s famous celebration, throwing up the X.
Best believe we throwing up the X still bro ????? #weallwegot
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) November 9, 2018
The entire Saints team pregame was hyped and throwing up X’s to support Dez.
— Yardbarker (@yardbarker) November 11, 2018
Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram both did it too, and they explained why:
Next week Brandon Marshall will be throwing up the X pic.twitter.com/jDmUykqg4g
— RJ Chappy (NOT Choppy) (@RJChappy) November 11, 2018
Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas explained why they threw up the X for Dez.
"We just want to let him know he's still part of us and we holding him down." pic.twitter.com/BHa1ohO1Cy
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 11, 2018
On Saturday, it happened in college football as well.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 11, 2018
Jaylon Smith, the Cowboys LB also threw up the X during their Sunday Night Football win over the Eagles.
— SportsDay Cowboys (@dmn_cowboys) November 12, 2018