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Tony Romo on Dez Bryant: He’s come full circle

Cowboys receiver Bryant catches a touchdown pass as the Eagles Rodgers Cromartie defends during the third quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Reuters

Before the season started, there was a lot of discussion about whether or not Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant would ever fulfill the potential he showed during his first two years.

Doubters cited his off-field issues and his in-game lapses in concentration as signs of why Bryant would not wind up making the most of the talent he’s shown in both college and the NFL. Bryant has stayed out of trouble away from the field during the season, but he’s still made the kinds of mistakes during games that fueled those doubts in the first place.

Bryant hasn’t lost the support of his quarterback Tony Romo, however. If anything, it sounds like Bryant’s risen in Romo’s eyes recently.

“Dez has come full circle from where he was a couple of years ago. We go by catches whether or not someone has a good game as fans or as media, sometimes. But when we watch the tape, we go by how he blocked, did he get open? The coverages are going to dictate who’s going to get the ball,” Romo said in an interview with 103.3 FM, via the Dallas Morning News. “But does he run his route right? Is it precise? Is he quick in it? He’s come 180 degrees, almost full circle where he basically gets to a point where he understands the game. Let’s say he started off doing it 70 percent when he first got here. Then he got to 85. He’s really close to being a guy where it’s 100 percent. You got to go through some things sometimes but he’s a kid that wants it, that works hard, and he’s got a really bright future.”

Opinions about Bryant have been all over the map, but his value to the Cowboys offense is clear. While he is scoring less often than he did last year, Bryant is on pace for the most catches and receiving yards of his career. If he can start scoring at 2011 rates, the Cowboys’ chances of digging themselves out of the 3-5 hole they dug in the first half of their schedule will look much better.

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31 Responses to “Tony Romo on Dez Bryant: He’s come full circle”
  1. schmitty2 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:34 PM

    Assualts his mother, has a fulltime babysitter, drops passes, is injured all the time. This is what you call fullcircle?

  2. purplengold says: Nov 13, 2012 6:36 PM

    …”where he basically gets to a point where he understands the game.”

    That’s quite an accomplishment!

  3. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Nov 13, 2012 6:38 PM

    Romo was right about 180 degrees, but wrong with full circle. That would put Dez right where he started. But isn’t that the Cowboys problem? No matter what they do and what they say they always seem to come “full circle” meaning they are right where they started! That’s been the case for Romo’s career anyway. As a Skins fan…love it.

  4. toozie21 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:44 PM

    I’d prefer him doing a 180… But they do things things different in Dallas and want them back where they started.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 13, 2012 6:46 PM

    Dez has come full circle and completed the zero.

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 13, 2012 6:47 PM

    “Dez has come full circle from where he was a couple of years ago.

    A full circle…so he’s back to where he was a couple of years ago?

  7. pencilmonkeymagic says: Nov 13, 2012 6:48 PM

    He started off terrible. If he’s come full circle, that means he’s terrible. Again.

  8. dalucks says: Nov 13, 2012 6:49 PM

    When you go full circle, you end up right back where you started from.
    Just saying.

  9. jam11163 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:50 PM

    one dummy to another

  10. sabatimus says: Nov 13, 2012 6:52 PM

    Dez Bryant has come full circle…coming from a man who is treading water.

  11. rolandg337 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:55 PM

    Without dez cowboys ain’t jack. Beside Jason Witten who makes the big plays when they really need them. Cuz miles ain’t been doing jack. Besides as u see romo only throw to dez when they in a bind

  12. shogunassasin30 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:56 PM

    Remember when people gave Denver crap for drafting Thomas instead of Dez? Yeah..I do to.

  13. td30 says: Nov 13, 2012 6:57 PM

    full circle? so hes back where he started?

  14. raynman49 says: Nov 13, 2012 7:15 PM

    Organization is a joke starting at the top and all the way to the bottom with Bryant.

  15. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 13, 2012 7:18 PM

    He’s made a complete 360 which means back at 0.

  16. dal1boys says: Nov 13, 2012 7:33 PM

    To ALL hating deadskins fans, do any of u remember Dez almost single handedly beat u guys both times last year, that’s what I thought, if y’all had a receiver half as good as he is, RGIII may actually be able to live up to his potential, can’t wait to spoil ur Thanksgiving suckas

  17. cowboylover says: Nov 13, 2012 7:34 PM

    I take it to mean that Dez was great in college and had high potential; dropped a little and has now returned to his great playing. Don’t be a 12 year old in your responses.

  18. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 13, 2012 7:36 PM

    I’m confused by Romo’s comments. Must have flunked Geometry. Full circle would be 360 degrees and back where he started. But Romo says something about 180 degress. Big dummy.

  19. ripster65 says: Nov 13, 2012 7:36 PM

    When will peolpe quit making excuses for Dallas? They just aren’t that good! “Romo’s better than people give him credit for. Dez is coming around. The defense is great…blah blah blah…” Bottom line? 1 playoff win EVER w/Romo. Call it whatever you like, they just aren’t that good and there’s nothing that shows otherwise.

  20. steelybills says: Nov 13, 2012 7:43 PM

    “He’s come 180 degrees, almost full circle”…um…is that a glass is half full kinda thing?

  21. ripster65 says: Nov 13, 2012 8:02 PM

    Thought I’d follow my last comment by stating that I actually do believe they’d be much better almost instantly by making major changes from the head coach up. But we all know that’s not going to happen so for now I guess it is what it is…

  22. jpb12 says: Nov 13, 2012 8:30 PM

    Have the Cowboys ‘arrived’?

  23. bluebongzilla says: Nov 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    Bryant makes a lot of mistakes, but he also scores a lot of TD’s. 20 in 36 games played. That’s .55 TD’s per game. More than any other WR in the NFCE and more than a lot of other big names. If he can improve on the mental part of his game, he’s gonna get really scary.

  24. bluebongzilla says: Nov 13, 2012 9:20 PM

    “Remember when people gave Denver crap for drafting Thomas instead of Dez? ”

    Bryant has twice as many TDs and almost 50 more catches than Thomas even though they were drafted in the same year.

  25. tdrundmc says: Nov 13, 2012 9:34 PM

    Remember when people gave Denver crap for drafting Thomas instead of Dez? Yeah..I do to.

    14 6

    Nobody does because it never happened. Thomas has the IQ of a pea and he’s a back stabber(see Tebow).

  26. andycapozello says: Nov 13, 2012 10:04 PM

    joke of the day right here.

  27. fumblenuts says: Nov 13, 2012 10:19 PM

    Next year Mike Holmgren will be his babysitter….

  28. ceschatz says: Nov 13, 2012 10:30 PM

    Where there is a cowboys article there is sure to be pathetic cowboy haters……you realize there are more of you in here than actual cowboys “fans”? You flock to these articles in herds. Guess that makes you Cowboy fans also.

  29. doublezero74 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:57 PM

    Biggest drag in sports on the worst franchise in sports. Fitting

  30. rudedogg13 says: Nov 14, 2012 10:55 AM

    What I dont understand is if your a redskin fan why would you even be reading anything about the COWBOYS!!!!!

  31. etexfisherman48 says: Nov 14, 2012 6:30 PM

    Give Dez another two to three years and maybe he will be able to read the defenses and adjust his routes getting on the same page as Romo, which will be the time for Romo to retire from the game. The next QB will be the one to benefit from Dez.

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