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5 Heroes for Dallas Cowboys Not Named Tony Romo

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Tony Romo's excellent year

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Andrew Weber USA Today Sports

The Dallas Cowboys season has been anything but smooth sailing. Each and every year, "America's Team" draws spectators eyes to watch the spectacle that is often the Cowboys. From eccentric wide receivers to unpredictable quarterback play, each Cowboys' game is something of an adventure.

With an owner in Jerry Jones who will forever be chasing past excellent, the Cowboys will always be nothing less than entertaining every year. No matter who your favorite team is, the Cowboys draw the attention and hate of thousands of fans each year. Offensive shootouts, key injuries on both sides of the football as well as some good ole Tony Romo action has made this yet another roller coaster ride for the season.

Romo may be the catalyst for each and every Cowboys game, but he is not the only one who is playing well for the Cowboys this year. Despite all of this, the Cowboys are at the top of their division and these next couple of players are huge reasons why they are 4-4 this year. While Romo will always be the spark plug for the Cowboys the following players are all looking to make their individual mark in Cowboys' history.

These players have made numerous amounts of plays for the Cowboys and each have shined in their own way at different points of the season so fa. If the Cowboys are going to make any noise in the playoffs, they are going to need to continue to produce at a high level.

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5.No Ware Else to Turn

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Howard Smith USA Today Sports

With Marcus Spears and Jay Ratliff gone, combined with the extended absence of DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher has proved that it doesn't matter if you are a marquee defensive player or not. What really matters is productivity.

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4.Standout Rookie Terrence Williams

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Brandon Fletcher USA Today Sports

Rookie wide receiver Terrence Williams has been a nice surprise in the absence of receiver Miles Austin. Williams' ability to stretch the field with the deep pass has added to the Cowboys already very powerful offense.

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3.Dwayne Harris putting the special back in special teams

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Howard Smith USA Today Sports

Dwayne Harris burst onto the scene this year with his ability to return punts. Harris has been an electrifying in the return game this year. His ability to break long run backs has earned him NFC special teams player of the week several times.

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2.The Big Guys Up Front are Getting it Done

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Gary A. Vasquez USA Today Sports

The big guys up front have done an excellent job of keeping Tony Romo upright and clean this year. With the Cowboys' offense being so pass heavy, it's crucial that the offensive line do their job at a high level. The loss of Brian Waters was a huge blow to the line and will be something to keep an eye on in the future.

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1.Dez Bryant is Dominating Defenders

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Matthew Emmons USA Today Sports

Last and certainly not least, Dez Bryant. While everybody in the sports world is trying to figure out how he's going to destroy the Cowboys from within, let it be known that Bryant has been balling something crazy this year. He's a nightmare to cover and, at times, you can't cover him. Headache or not, without Bryant, the Cowboys would be searching ways to get the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft.