By Clarence E. Hill Jr.
Irving _ Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may be talking about making a championship run, despite a 2-3 record and riding a two-game losing streak.
Tight end Jason Witten, who has truer pulse of the locker room as a long-time team leader, said the Cowboys' only focus is Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers (1-4).
With arguably tougher outings coming against the Giants (3-3) at home next Sunday followed by road games against the Falcons (6-0) and Eagles (3-3), Witten said the Panthers game is a must-win game for the Cowboys (2-3) if they hope to salvage the season and have any hopes of making Jones' championship dreams come true.
"This is pivotal for us," Witten said. "This is the type of game when you are 2-3, ou have to find a way to go get a win. There is no question that it's that time of year. You lose a game like this and you start losing momentum as far as teams pulling away from you and it's hard to over come. It's a big game."