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October 03, 2012

Witten says Cowboys will turn things around under Garrett despite another sluggish start

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has overseen a team that has posted a 10-10 record since the start of the 2011 season, including a 2-2 mark this year. Although Garrett preaches a consistent, even-keel approach to his players _ with an emphasis on daily execution in practice _ the team has not been able to carry that approach into game day.

The Cowboys are minus-7 in turnover ratio, ranking next-to-last among NFL teams in that area, and rank 30th among the league’s 32 teams in rushing. There have been too many penalties (33). And that has been frustrating to tight end Jason Witten, who has contributed to the inconsistencies with five dropped passes this season.

“Yeah. I think that’s the case. Ultimately, I think we’ve got the right guys to get it done at a high level, to compete for a championship in all phases,” Witten said. “Speaking specifically for the offense, it comes down to a couple of plays. A couple of plays change the game. Turnovers, it’s hard to overcome that. But we’re not going to quit … We’ll get it turned around.”

Witten said Garrett’s approach is the right one, despite another slow start in 2012.

“The wins haven’t shown it, but Jason’s a great coach,” Witten said. “I can’t speak more highly about any coach I’ve had. He does a tremendous job of laying it out there and giving you the game plan to go succeed. He understands adjustments and all that goes into it. He’s done a phenomenal job. We’ve just got to play better.”

_ Jimmy Burch

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Witten isn't saying anything we all haven't heard before. And this team continues to play just like we've all seen it play before. The Cowboys will probably have to win about three agmes in a row before the masses will start to believe that maybe things are changing at Valley Ranch. Can they do it? History says it's highly doubtfull.

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