“It’s a must-win game. It’s November,” Carr said. “We’ve lost enough games. It’s time to turn this thing around and put together a 60-minute performance and win these games. Pull off these close ball games. The clock is ticking and it’s time to do it now.”
The Cleveland game is the first of three consecutive home games for the Cowboys, all against teams with losing records. Dallas plays five of its next six games at home, with Pittsburgh (5-3) _ Dec. 16 in Arlington _ the lone remaining opponent in the team’s final seven games with a winning record.
Carr said players realize they remain in playoff contention but only if they approach each remaining game with a playoff mentality and focus on the task at hand.
“We know we have a shot. But we’re not looking around to see what everyone else is doing,” Carr said. “We have to control what’s going on in our locker room. That’s all we have control over. If the Giants lose, win, draw, however it may be, that has nothing to do with us. We have to go out with the mindset of each game to take care of our own business.”
_ Jimmy Burch