In the third quarter of Sunday’s 24-14 win over the Dolphins, Tony Romo found Dez Bryant in the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown pass. It was the pair’s 50th touchdown connection, one more than the 49 posted by Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin over the years, and the most in franchise history.
But after the win, Bryant let it be known that he was far more motivated by the thought of equaling the playoff success shared by Aikman and Irvin than their touchdown total.
“That is pretty cool--but you know what they’ve got. They’ve got three of them,” Bryant said, referring to the three Super Bowl rings Aikman and Irvin won over a span of four years in the 1990s, per the team’s official website. “That’s the goal, man. I’m not trying to think too far ahead, but that’s the goal. You’ve just got to take it game-by-game and stay focused the way that we are and hope for the best.”
Bryant did add that he views the milestone as something to celebrate--just not yet.
“I will celebrate that after the season. I’m all in on where the season can go from here,” Bryant said. “I’m locked in, and I’m trying my best to stay that way and I’m trying my best to keep my team focused and also for them to stay that way. It’s not over for us.”