Tony Romo has reached out to Dez Bryant

July, 23, 2012
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It hasn't been determined if Cowboys officials have met with troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant, who turned himself in after being charged with assaulting his mother last week.

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo told the NFL Network that he reached out to Bryant late last week.

"Yeah, I reached out to Dez," Romo said during the American Century Classic celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe over the weekend. "It's obviously a tough situation. You just learn like everybody does. Dez is a good kid, he's going to learn from this situation. It's part of growing and becoming who he wants to be. I think each year he gets better and better at understanding he's in the public eye and certain things he's got to think about. I'm just there for him. You pray for him and you let him know that I'm here. I got his back and he knows that."

The NFL is reviewing Bryant's situation, and he could face a suspension regardless if he's convicted of any crime.

Bryant will join teammates this weekend for the start of training camp. And while some teammates have publicly shown support for Bryant, he's still at risk of missing games unless the league or team decides he needs to be fined.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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