“I think this is a destined team,” Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher said Monday during the team’s annual Christmas visit to area children’s hospitals. “I’m excited where we’re going to go. I’m not going to say we’re going to the Super Bowl, but I hope we go. We’re going to take it one game at a time, one day a time and see what God has in store for us.”
No matter what, the Cowboys are assured of going into Week 17 still mathematically alive in the playoff chase. They can neither clinch nor be eliminated this week against the Saints.
A loss to the Saints, though, would leave the Cowboys back in need of help to qualify. But Dallas isn’t looking past Sunday’s game.
The Cowboys have been through so much already, there is no chance they get ahead of themselves.
“We knew after we lost the game on Thanksgiving, it was going to be like that. We were going to have to win out,” Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer said. “We’ve just been taking it one game at a time, and not worrying about the next one. We’ve got the Saints up next, and we’re just worried about that game and getting the win there."
-- Charean Williams