(Eds: Updates, should stand.) By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Jason Hatcher says he wasn't calling out Tony Romo when he pleaded last week for consistency from his Dallas teammates.
After a 31-7 victory over St. Louis on Sunday, the Cowboys shot down a report that the defensive tackle and emerging team leader had singled out his quarterback to stress the importance of avoiding another up-and-down season.
Now the biggest margin of victory in nearly two years coming off a one-point loss in Kansas City gives the Cowboys a reason to heed Hatcher's words as they prepare to visit San Diego.
Hatcher was in charge of the pre-game speech on the field against the Rams, and he said a few more words after a dominating performance. He says all the words - all week - were meant for everyone.
''Romo knows what's at stake,'' Hatcher said. ''He's a football player. Why would I get on the leader of the team?''
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