Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had struggled to throw a touchdown pass all preseason, until this week. Tony Romo led his wide receivers into the end zone twice in a 24-18 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I think their growth — Dez [Bryant]’s ability to play multiple spots, and know the different things and his experience in gaining that has been huge, and Miles [Austin] has been playing every position his entire career – it’s really invaluable,” Romo said. “Obviously having those guys and then a guy like Jason Witten who’s always going to be dependable, gives you a lot of stuff to be able to do.”
Dez Bryant and Miles Austin each caught a touchdown pass. Dez caught six passes for 54 yards and Austin caught four passes for 59 yards.
“That’s one thing me and Tony try to work on, having that chemistry on those certain type of plays,” Bryant said, via ESPN. “Every day in practice we work on it. We try our best to perfect it.”
The Cowboys are hoping Miles Austin can stay healthy and help the passing game. He hasn’t suffered a injury in training camp for the first time in 3 years.
“He looks fresher,” coach Jason Garrett said of Austin. “He looks quicker to me. And he’s a hard matchup player for people because he’s big. He can play outside, but he also has quickness to play inside and sometimes you’re playing against a smaller nickel guy. He’s a bigger guy than that and maybe equally as quick so sometimes it’s hard to cover someone of that inside stuff.”