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Dez Bryant says Dak Prescott is contagious, he keeps us lifted

Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott (4) and Dez Bryant (88) have developed a bond during Tony Romo’s absence. Bryant says the rookie Prescott is contagiouis and uplifting for the Cowboys.
Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott (4) and Dez Bryant (88) have developed a bond during Tony Romo’s absence. Bryant says the rookie Prescott is contagiouis and uplifting for the Cowboys. AP

Even as Tony Romo gears up for his return, the Dak Prescott’s mojo in the Cowboys locker room remains as real and gripping as ever.

Consider receiver Dez Bryant, who remains fond of Romo but has developed a bond with rookie Dak Prescott and doesn’t want him looking over his shoulder. He wants him to keep balling.

Bryant had a smile on his face when talking about Romo throwing missiles in practice as he continues to work his way back from a fractured bone in his back.

“He hasn’t got to do anything spectacular yet,” Bryant said. “But I’m pretty sure he is going to get to that. I’m pretty sure he is trying to ease himself in, get his mind right and all that stuff.”

Bryant said it wouldn’t take long for Romo to get back into the swing of things and the two have a chemistry that remains strong.

“Me and him are good,” Bryant said. “It’s a team game. We just have to see.”

Bryant then began answering questions about the rookie Prescott, who has led the Cowboys to six straight wins and is coming off his worst game of the season, albeit in a comeback victory against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bryant simply lit up when talk turned to how Prescott has responded this week in practice.

“It’s like this,” Bryant said. “Everything is not going to be perfect. It’s all about the response and the reaction that you have. It’s nothing we aren’t going to figure it out and get better. We had a mistake today. It’s not a big issue. There is nothing that too big for him. I’m not trying to put a target on his back. But God gave him special abilities. It’s contagious throughout this locker room.

“It’s the way he carries himself,” Bryant went on to explain. “He is motivated. If he is motivated, we are motivated. We follow him. You got a guy like that. He keeps us lifted. I think that is a special tool to have.”

Bryant said Prescott doesn’t play or practice like he is looking over his shoulder worried about a Romo return. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I don’t see it,” Bryant said. “I don’t see it all. If I did I will tell ‘don’t worry about that. Keep doing what you are doing. You are blessed. Keep balling. That is the only thing you need worry about.’ If I seen it. I haven’t seen it.”

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