With trust, the numbers take care of themselves for a receiver with Bryant’s talent.
That’s what has happened during Bryant’s breakout performances the last few weeks. Bryant has 23 catches for 377 yards and four touchdowns in the Cowboys’ last three games.
“I feel like I earned a lot of trust,” Bryant said Thursday. “I’ve just got to continue to keep doing it. I want it all. I want him to trust me on everything: ‘Hey, I know I can trust my guy. If he says he’s going to be there, if I want him there, he’s going to be there.’ That’s the kind of guy I want to be to Romo.”
There have not been any obvious miscommunications between Romo and his No. 1 receiver -- you don’t really want to make a case for Miles Austin, right? -- in the last few weeks.
That, of course, has not always been the case. A busted assignment by Bryant against the Bears and a sloppy route against the Giants led to interceptions, but Romo said the third-year receiver had been making steady progress that paid off big the last few games.
“Each year he’s making less and less mistakes,” Romo said. “Really every month that goes by, it’s less and less. He’s done a good job of locking in and focusing in practice. He’s always worked hard.
“As a student of the game, as that continues to get better for him, he’s just going to continue to get better and better.”
The key for Bryant, who leads the Cowboys with 880 receiving yards and six touchdowns, is to keep building on his recent success. The taste of his potential has just whet his appetite.
“Just keep doing the same things and add on top of it,” said Bryant, who has caught 23 of the 31 passes thrown to him the last three games. “Be more aggressive, be more focused. There’s always room to get better at everything. Especially whenever you want something, you’ve got to go out and get it.”
Bryant wants Romo’s trust. He’s earning more and more of it each game.