In his preseason debut against the Raiders on Friday, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went six-for-eight passing for 88 yards on a pair of series. 41 of those yards came on a pair of passes to receiver Dez Bryant--completions of 26 and 15 yards.
This is an encouraging sign for Cowboys fans. We’ve heard throughout training camp that the connection between the two had seemingly only grown stronger over the past months, but Friday was the first time since last year that we’ve actually been able to see it for ourselves.
"Dez did great," Romo said after the 19-17 loss, per ESPN Dallas. "Dez has had a great camp all the way around.”
Perhaps the best example of the rapport Romo and Bryant have been building came on the aforementioned 15-yard completion, a play that saw the quarterback (under duress) and the receiver playing a bit of jazz together.
"That was real good by Tony," Bryant said. "The guy was off and he gave him a little pump and I just slipped in the hole and he just delivered (it) right there. That was just great instincts by him and I never make that play without him having those great instincts."
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