Cornerback Brandon Carr said the Cowboys have let go of the first four weeks of the season.
“We just erased the last four weeks out of our memory,” he said Monday. “Now it’s time to start with this second quarter of our season, this four-game stretch. Guys are just eager to get out there and to have fun, just to get out there and mix it up a little bit.”
The Cowboys’ next four-game stretch – the second “quarter” of the season – takes them to Baltimore this week, Carolina the next, home against the Giants, then to Atlanta.
But Carr said it’s not a good idea to look past this week, even as they are thinking about the season in four-game blocks.
“We have to focus on the now, and the now is the Baltimore Ravens,” he said. “This week, getting ourselves prepared both mentally and physically for a 60-minute dogfight, and that's what we're going to get. We can't look ahead to the next week or the week after, or whatever, we just have to take care of business now.”
Carr said the team came back refreshed from its four-day break. The return of Jay Ratliff and Kenyon Coleman, among others, from injury also provided a lift.
“It feels good to essentially have all your guys back out there. Guys have been fighting their tails off in the training room trying to get back healthy and get back out,” he said. “Now it's time for guys to come back out, and we're just as happy as they are to be out there, and we look to have fun with them.”
-- Carlos Mendez