While coach Jason Garrett and the rest Cowboys have been trying to downplay the significance of Sunday’s matchup against the Eagles as just another game or just one of 16, tight end Jason Witten finally admitted the obvious.
He said the history of the division rivalry been the two teams in addition to its impact on the division race and the need to stack wins together makes the game a huge one for the Cowboys (3-3).
The Cowboys, who are looking to build momentum after last week’s 34-7 blowout of the Rams, can get over .500 by winning their second NFC East game in as many tries, while also burying the Eagles (2-4) who trying to rebound from a slow start.
“You have to keep that mentality so you don’t have to play out side yourself,” Witten said of the company line being preached this week. “But no question there is a little extra to it. It’s ramped up. It’s going to be a battle. And it’s important for us to get on a roll, build on a win with a big division game. If you are staying around .500 you are an average team. We need to step up from that. That’s our mentality.”
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