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Devin McCourty on D&C: Pats aren’t focusing on Tony Romo’s mistakes

10.14.11 at 8:01 am ET
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Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, as the Patriots prepare for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

After facing Miami’s Brandon Marshall and San Diego’s Vincent Jackson this season, McCourty is expected to be matched up with another talented receiver Sunday in Dez Bryant.

“He’s a very explosive player, similar to those guys in size and strength,” McCourty said. “I don’t know if he’s more explosive, but he’s definitely a guy that’s an explosive player. He does punt returns at times, kickoff returns at times. It just shows how versatile and explosive he is. You have to really be aware of him all over the field — screen passes, short passes, deep passes. He kind of does a lot in their offense.”

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has come under fire for his fourth-quarter collapses this season, but McCourty said the Patriots are paying more attention to the success Romo has had, calling him a “great quarterback.”

“When you play this game, you make mistakes, guys make plays. But I think with Romo, sometimes it’s overlooked how many plays he does make,” McCourty said. “That’s what we’re focusing on for this game, all the plays he’s made throughout the season. We can’t focus on the bad plays. There’s a chance he could come here and not make any bad plays.”

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