Interim coach Jason Garrett said doesn't subscribe to the theory that the Cowboys are doing themselves a disservice by placing winning games the last few weeks above evaluating players or playing for a high draft pick.
At 5-9, the have long been out of the playoff race. But Garrett said doing their best and setting positive tone will always be the focus. The Cowboys are 4-2 since Garrett took over for the fired Wade Phillips after the team's 1-7 start. They have also gone from a possible top five draft selection to mabye completely out of the top 10 depending on how they finish in the final two games _ Christmas night at Arizona and Jan. 2 in Philadelphia.
"The goal everyday is to put your best foot forward and to be your best," Garrett said. "That’s an important thing for anybody, whether you are a coach or a player, a football team or whether you are person in life. That’s what we are going to continue to do. In our game, it’s about winning and losing. We try our best to win every week. We try our best to go about it the right way. Our young players who need be evaluated understand that approach and they glob onto it. When they get their opportunities, hopefully they’ll do that. A lot of guys have gotten a lot of opportunities in recent weeks and we got a chance to evaluate them. We’ll continue to try to put our best forward this week against Arizona."
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