Any Way They Say It, Cowboys Thinking Super Bowl
OXNARD, Calif. – Coach Jason Garrett simply wants to “stack good days on top of each other,” his method of not looking too far forward. Compliantly, owner Jerry Jones vows to avoid uttering the words “Super Bowl.”
And Cowboys leader Jason Witten? He sees foolishness in talking about while also harboring the need to think about it.
“I’m not afraid to say it, but it’s silly to talk about it.”
Witten, 33, has played for 12 years, qualified for nine Pro Bowls, made the playoffs five times and is likely Hall-of-Fame bound. But something is missing and he’d be lying to deny it.
“I want to be the best,” he said. “I want to be a part of a team that’s about that.”
But that doesn’t mean Witten is skipping over all the necessary steps.
“It’s about building your team, being the best player you can be right now in training camp,” he noted.
And … Eventually?
“I don’t want (it to sound) as if we’re just trying to make the playoffs,” Witten said. “We know what our ultimate goal is. We just choose to focus on other things to allow us to get there. But that’s Line 1: build your team to be able to compete in those situations to play in that game.
“If it’s not, you need to leave now.”