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October 13, 2011

Witten says Cowboys need to win against Patriots, not keep it close

Tight end Jason Witten said a victory over the Patriots would be big for the Cowboys, and he’s not interested in merely a close game.

“We need to up there and get a win,” he said. “It’s not about keeping it close. We need to play well. It’d be big for our team. Taking it one week at a time, but looking at the big picture, it would be big for us.”

It would be an accomplishment, at least. The Patriots have won 19 consecutive regular-season games at Gillette Stadium, and they’ve scored 30 or more points in 13 consecutive games.

“We’re confident in our defense, think that they’re really good,” Witten said. “At the same time, we know that controlling time of possession and scoring points and taking advantage of opportunities is huge in this game. Especially playing up there. That offense is really explosive, and they make a lot of plays. We need to do a good job, especially down there in the red zone and coming away with seven instead of three.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez



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