Tony Romo won’t deny that Dez Bryant would be well served by seeing snaps in the preseason, but he doesn’t find it quite necessary, either. Romo said recently that he has developed something of a connection with the Cowboys’ first overall selection, adding that--if he is, in fact, forced to miss the entire preseason with a high ankle sprain--practice alone will go far in his development.
“I think it would definitely be a positive” Romo said, per ESPNDallas.com. “I practice at a tempo like it’s a game and I’m out here anyway. If he’s out here in the practice field, if that’s all we can get, that will be enough as well just because the tempo will still be like that from my perspective. Dez is a hard worker. He’ll have the same speed and tempo we would have in a game.”
Nonetheless, Bryant has to get healthy enough to practice at game speed. And, although he is ahead to schedule with respect to his recovery, that is still a ways off.
“You’ve got to be out here,” Romo said. “That’s part of it is just going through the experiences like any player. He’s going to go through that. He had a lot of time. He had a lot of work in. He corrected a lot of mistakes pretty quickly there. But there’s still things we’re going to continue to work on. He’s got a bright future ahead of him.”
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