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