Tony Romo the latest to talk Dez Bryant up

The praise just keeps coming for Dez Bryant these days, making one wonder if the third-year wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys will be able to measure up to it this season.

Last week, Jerry Rice praised Bryant as one of the best young wideouts in the NFL and called him a “humongous receiver.” Now, it’s his quarterback that is talking him up.

Tony Romo, appearing Sunday on CBS 11 in Dallas, said Bryant simply continues to hone his game.

He just keeps improving and improving. He’s a kid that I enjoy playing with because he wants to get better,” Romo said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “He’s always asking, ‘Hey Tony, what can I do to be better?’ I love playing with guys like him, Miles (Austin) and these guys. They want to be better themselves and they’re trying to do anything they can to get better.

“The guys that really want to be great and have that ability to be great, you can’t have enough of those guys. And we got a few of them. Dez is just a great kid like that. He’s getting better and better every week.”

If Bryant really takes off, he will quickly surpass Austin as the Cowboys’ No. 1 wide receiver. But he’ll need to be a consistent performer to do that. Bryant had a fine season last year with 63 receptions for 928 yards and nine touchdowns.

Romo says Bryant has had an excellent offseason and if so perhaps he indeed is ready to take off.

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