Dez Bryant is on the Cowboys’ sidelines while he recovers from a broken foot. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, one that has taken them from the top to the bottom of the NFC East standings, so it’s little surprise that tensions are running high. It’s even less of a surprise that the likes of Greg Hardy and Dez Bryant would let that tension boil over, as the two had a heated sideline exchange during Dallas’s 27-20 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.

The incident occurred in the fourth quarter after the Cowboys gave up a 100-yard kickoff return for what would prove to be the game-winning touchdown for New York. Bryant actually appeared to be trying, at least initially, to calm Hardy down, following the latter’s visible tantrum, one that continued after the wide receiver’s intervention.

Hardy was playing just his second game for the Cowboys, following a four-game suspension (one that was reduced from 10) for a 2014 incident of alleged domestic violence with his then-girlfriend, which occurred while the defensive end was a member of the Carolina Panthers. Before his first game with Dallas, Hardy caused a ripple by telling reporters that he planned to come out “guns blazing” (firearms and death threats were elements of testimony in his domestic violence trial), and by suggestively referring to Gisele Bundchen, the wife of upcoming opponent Tom Brady.

For his part, Bryant has been reduced to cheering for the Cowboys from the sidelines since Week 1, when he broke his foot. The team, which hopes to get the star wide receiver back next week, has not won since quarterback Tony Romo broke his collarbone in Week 2.

(H/T The Big Lead)