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August 19, 2012

Ogletree says his big catch didn't hurt, that going up for the ball 'has to be our game'

Kevin Ogletree said that catch didn’t hurt.

“Maybe it was adrenalin. Maybe I landed on a player. I didn’t really feel a great impact,” he said.

Well, that play made an impact.

Ogletree’s 35-yard catch to the 4-yard line between the hits of Quentin Jammer and Eric Weddle in the second quarter set up a touchdown for the Cowboys.

And it gave Ogletree evidence that he is up to the job of the No. 3 receiver behind Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. Ogletree had four catches for 60 yards and was targeted five times.

His big catch showed he can go up for a ball, catch it and take a hit.

“I think that has to be our game as a group of receivers,” Ogletree said. “We’ve got to snatch it when it’s out there. That ball is in the air, it’s got to be ours or no one’s. I think we did a good job of making some plays today, making some contested catches, and we’re going to have to continue to get better at that.”

Ogletree said the Cowboys saw the right coverage for the play.

“We got the perfect coverage for that play. Kyle threw a perfect ball that, really, it couldn’t go anywhere else but my hands, and I just did my best job I could of attacking it.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

 

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