Kevin Ogletree was targeted 11 times in the Dallas Cowboys’ season-opening win over the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants on Wednesday night, which beat his previous career high for targets by five. But what he did with the passes that were thrown his way is what has the media buzzing.
Ogletree finished with eight catches, 114 yards and two touchdowns, in a performance so (seemingly) out of left field that it’s reminiscent of Miles Austin’s emergence back in 2010 in Kansas City. One person who wasn’t surprised by Ogletree’s effort on Wednesday, though, was his quarterback, Tony Romo.
“I know sometimes as journalists and writers you can go off of the games and see the stuff that is happening when someone does certain things, but for me, I’m going off of the guy in practice every day,” Romo said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The guy who’s consistently getting a good release from press coverage. The guy who is consistently where he needs to be at the right time.
“The reason he got that job is because he was doing that day in and day out, and it showed tonight his commitment that it took.”
For now anyway, it’s safe to assume that Cowboys’ fans have little worry about the much-talked about No. 3 receiver spot.
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.