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What was the key for Dez Bryant’s big second half?

Dez Bryant had two catches for 15 yards in the first half and stumbled on a play early in the second quarter that led to an interception by Romo.

But, boy, did Bryant rebound in the second half. He finished the game with nine catches for 151 yards, his third-best yardage game in his career.

Bryant joked the difference for him was simply putting a visor on his helmet and changing cleats. The stumble early on also served as motivation.

“Oh man, honestly, I didn’t feel like me [in the first half],” Bryant said. “I had to come in to adjust. That’s exactly what I did. That stumble – it was bothering me so much. I was like, ‘I got to let it go.’ I let it go finally and came out and played some of my best.”

As far as the visor and the cleats, Bryant said: “The visor was the key. That was the key. I went back to my cleats. I went back to my white cleats.”

The only thing missing from Bryant’s day was a touchdown. He almost had one early in the fourth quarter on a long pass play, orginially ruled a score but that was ultimately changed to him being down just before the end zone. DeMarco Murray finished it off by punching it in from the 1-yard line.

“Come on, man, I thought I had it,” Bryant said. “I thought I had it. I can live with it. I can live with it. It was third down. I think getting a third down completion is my top three best things about the game, being involved and keep the chains moving.”