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October 01, 2012

Bryant attempts to explain missed communication on pick-six thrown by Romo

At the end of a long, dismal, turnover-filled night, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took his share of blame for five interceptions. But he did not share any details of the first interception of the night, a pick-six when receiver Dez Bryant apparently ran the wrong route. Bryant took off deep and Romo threw a short, hot route – straight into the arms of cornerback Charles Tillman, who returned it for a TD.

After the play, Romo was in Bryant’s ear on the Cowboys’ sideline discussing the apparent missed communication. Asked if Bryant failed to make a sight adjustment on the throw, Romo said: “There is a story to it. We’ll go back and watch the tape and figure out what happened.”

Bryant attempted to explain what happened, crediting Tillman with disguising his coverage and hinting that the move might have surprised him.

“The DB, we thought that he was going at something else. He stopped and he played it,” Bryant said. “It was like a press-man and went to a zone. If he pressed up, I was supposed to convert. If he backed off, I was supposed to keep it going … He made a great play. There’s really no excuses.”

_ Jimmy Burch


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I saw all I need to see of Dez Bryant.
Yes, he is officially a bust. Million dollar talent and a 10 cent brain. Cut your losses, move on and let him become someone else's headache. That procedure penalty on him was the last straw. It showed he was not in the game at all. Multiple drops, running the wrong routes, mentally not prepared...the bad far outweighs the good. Another mistake with Jerry Jones' fingerprints all over it.

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