"I had just walked down and saw Dez as he walked into the dressing room," Jones said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan Dallas-Ft. Worth. "He was very distraught ... he was just trying, to some degree, and be mature and not have his emotions, which he was very emotional, be as public as they can be where we have our bench located.
"So, I saw what he was doing -- he shouldn't do that. He knows that, he's apologized for that. Everybody has talked to him about not doing that anymore, that it creates a bad perception. He knows that. I don't expect him to do it again."
It's the second time this season Bryant has made headlines for his actions on the sideline, following outbursts at Romo and tight end Jason Witten that were caught on camera during a loss to the Detroit Lions in October, a game in which Dallas blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead.
Video released during the week after that game of Bryant's interactions with Romo seemed to indicate the receiver was trying to encourage the quarterback, not berate him. Bryant later acknowledged that Witten and then-inactive defensive end DeMarcus Ware were trying to calm him down and get him to focus on the Cowboys' final desperation play, saying they acted appropriately as leaders.
Bryant admits he's trying to juggle being professional and passionate.
"I think handling everything," Bryant said. "I have not been doing that. Handling my emotions and all that kind of stuff professional. I can 100 percent agree to that. But I'll be so tuned into the game, so focused on the game. Not caring about cameras. I don't care, have not been caring about who's looking. I'm a football guy. I don't care about the stuff that comes with football. I just love the game and sometimes I need to understand and do a better job, it's hard times, which I know that, but basically just handling those hard times."