LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 27: Keith Brooking #51 of the Dallas Cowboys defends against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 17-0. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
After falling on Sunday to the Chicago Bears at home, your Dallas Cowboys are 0-2. The offense is in sorts, the defense seems curiously vulnerable, and the special teams unit has been, for lack of a better term, hit or miss. That is, as of now, it kind of sucks to be a Cowboys fan.
Veteran linebacker Keith Brooking understands this--he said as much in his postgame remarks on Sunday. But he, and the rest of the Cowboys, aren’t ready to call it a season just yet.
"Everyone on the outside will make it seem like the world is coming to an end, our season is over, but we don't look at the big picture,'' Brooking said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We look at the picture that is right in front of us and focus on the task at hand and what we have to do right now.''
Brooking doesn’t blame fans and the media for the certainly negative view of this Cowboys team after the week two loss, but believes such perceptions are reversible. The key, he said, is to win in week three, and go into the bye week on a good note.
"By no means are we looking at this as some sort of crisis or our season is over,'' Brooking continued. "It's going to be made probably that way on the outside. And probably our fans and everyone that makes this team so great has a right to think that way right now.
"But we can control that. We can finish this thing strong. One win is what we need.''
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