After nearly losing a third quarter fumble--which knocked the Cowboys back 20 yards and effectively killed their drive--receiver Dez Bryant got an earful from quarterback Tony Romo.
After the win, Bryant admitted it was a well-deserved dressing down.
"Oh, it wasn’t good,” Bryant said of the content of Romo’s message, per ESPN Dallas. “‘You’ve got to hold on to the ball!’ He’s being a leader. He’s exactly right. He chewed me out. That’s what he’s supposed to do. He helped me get my mind back right, and that’s what I did.”
Indeed, and just in the nick of time. Romo found Bryant three times on what turned out to be the Cowboys’ game-winning drive. Bryant finished with nine catches and 102 yards.
Bryant credited Romo, among other teammates, in helping him bounce back.
"Hearing those guys, it makes me feel good that they believe in me and count on me like that," Bryant said. "When I hear Tony say something, it’s a whole different ballgame. It’s a whole different story because I know he counts on me more than anybody. So I had to come. I had to bring it."
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