“We’re still in the race. We just have to come back and get a win,” said receiver Dwayne Harris. “There’s still a couple of games to be played. We just have to come back on Monday and get back to work.”
Quarterback Tony Romo said: “We continue to improve. But it’s hard to feel that right after you lose … I’m not thinking about anything other than this next game coming up (Dec. 2 against Philadelphia). We have to fight like heck to get some wins.”
Tight end Jason Witten said the team is capable of turning around a negative turnover margin that has contributed to so many close losses.
“At some point, it’s got to turn for us,” Witten said. “We’ve got the fight. But we’ve got to fix it. We’ve got to go show it.”
But Jones was clearly discouraged after watching Dallas (5-6) fall further behind the New York Giants (6-4) in the division race.
“It looks like our best (playoff) opportunity would be to end up with the best record in the NFC East,” Jones said. “I don’t know if 8-8 will get it there or not, and I sure don’t know if we’re going to be 8-8. I’m not trying to be negative, but we’ve got to play (Washington) again. With how impressed I am with how they played, we’ve got our hands full up there for the last ball game.”
_ Jimmy Burch