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Garrett: Romo-Dez Connection Getting Stronger

Dez Bryant became one of Tony Romo's favorite targets in 2012

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    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant finally started to get on the same page last year, giving fans a taste of just how dangerous a combination they could be. That rapport has only continued to develop through the first week of training camp, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

    “You get guys like that together--it takes a little bit--but typically they see the game the same way,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “They see how to get open the same way, where to throw the ball the same way, and they hook up.”

    Last year, Bryant put up career highs in all three major receiving categories--92 receptions, 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns--and given his slow start in 2012, it’s safe to assume that he hasn’t yet reached his full potential. This year, with a stronger grasp on the mental aspect of the game and another offseason with Romo under his belt, many are predicting another big year, and maybe a first ever trip to the Pro Bowl, for Bryant.

    “They are both very instinctive players, and we saw that right form the start,” Garrett said of Romo and Dez. “Dez just has this knack for figuring out a way to get open. He has all of these physical traits--he’s big, strong, physical, he’s quick, he can run, he has great body control. He also has a great feel for the game. Watch him track a football. He sees it. You ever see a great center fielder who just understands where the ball is going? He runs to the spot, and he knows where the warning track is, he knows where the wall is, he just catches the ball easily?

    “I think Dez has a lot of those traits. He just has really good instincts for the game.”

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