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Tony’s been awfully good at being able to make a lot of plays and also not make bad plays,” coach Jason Garrett said. “But like every quarterback who ever played when the burden was too big on them, sometimes you try to do too much and you’re not able to take care of the ball the way you need to. It’s a key piece of winning.”

Bryant was serious about talking up Romo as an MVP _ he wasn’t just kissing up to the boss. Besides, everyone knows owner Jerry Jones runs things at Valley Ranch.

“I honestly feel like if we do everything we’re supposed to do, he’ll get it,” Bryant said. “If he gets it, I already know, hey, I was part of it. And that’s just as good to me.”

You see. Bryant’s already trying to help out the “old man.”

NOTES: DE Anthony Spencer missed practice again Thursday, saying he had a recent setback with swelling in his surgically repaired left knee. But he said he was still holding out hope of playing Sunday night. … Ron Leary (knee) was a full participant again and the second-year appears set to be a starter at left guard in his first NFL game.



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