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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Dez Bryant has zero second-half catches again

By Calvin Watkins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the second consecutive game, wide receiver Dez Bryant didn't have a catch in the second half and didn't make any excuses for why it happened again Sunday afternoon vs. the Patriots.

"To tell the truth they were playing the same coverages throughout the game," said Bryant, who finished with four catches for 78 yards and no touchdowns.

When asked if he is getting frustrated not being able to help his team, especially in the red zone, Bryant said, "not frustrating at all. Just tense. I felt like we just needed to get in there. We were doing a great job and we just got to finish."

The Cowboys didn't, and it's becoming difficult to understand why this team can't get Bryant the ball on a consistent basis in the second half of games.

"Defensively their secondary played a lot of zone-blitz type things, which the corners bail," Tony Romo said. "We just weren't able to get up on the leverage a lot today and that's why you saw probably a lot of 7- to 10-yard type stuff."