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November 25, 2013

Romo again tells Cowboys in last-drive huddle that they’re going to go down and score

For the second time in three games, Tony Romo led a game-winning drive. He did it three games ago against Minnesota. And he did it Sunday against the New York Giants.

He was wired for sound against Minnesota, and the tape caught him telling the Cowboys in the huddle that this was the time to go drive and win and that they were all good enough to do it.

Against the Giants, in a tie game, receiver Dez Bryant said he told them much the same thing.

“You really want to know?” Bryant said, asked what was being said in the huddle as the Cowboys started the drive. “We’re about to go down here and we’re about to score this touchdown and we’re about to win and go home. That’s what it was. It wasn’t nervous. We stuck to our game, and what we felt is what happened.”

Asked who was saying that, Bryant said, “Tony.”

And how did he do it? “He turned it up another notch,” Bryant said. “That’s what he did. He called in the plays. We executed the plays, and we got the W.”

Romo said his mentality after the score was tied was, "You've just got to go score, get a field goal, get a touchdown to win the game. You either feel comfortable in those situations or you don’t. You feel all the experiences and times you’ve put yourself in that position as a team, and you feel good. We’ve done that a couple of times in these last three or four weeks. You just go out and do it."

Bryant scoffed at the idea that Romo is not enough of a leader.

“Live I’ve been saying, a lot of people don’t know what goes on in this locker room,” he said. “Tony is a great leader. He’s one of the most humble guys I’ve ever met in my life, besides myself.”

Bryant and the reporters laughed at his joke. But Bryant spoke seriously again about his quarterback.

“When you’ve got a guy like that, all you want to do is play for him,” he said.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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