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Tony Romo changes perceptions

Oft-criticized Cowboys QB displays toughness, leadership that's bound to alter opinions

Updated: September 20, 2011, 3:15 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- While his teammates sprinted to celebrate Jesse Holley's 77-yard catch-and-run in overtime, Tony Romo mustered only a feeble fist pump as he gingerly walked the length of the field.

Sure, the play was great, but it couldn't take away the pain from the fractured rib he suffered on the game's third play.

One play after Holley's catch, Dan Bailey kicked a 19-yard field goal and somehow, some way, the Dallas Cowboys had rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers, 27-24.

Wow.

As ...

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