As was pointed out by Adam Boedeker today on this very blog, the bye week was kind to the Dallas Cowboys. Idle at 2-and-2, and with the 3-1, division-leading Redskins idle as well, the Cowboys watched Sunday as each the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants each lost.
The losses would drop the formerly-dubbed “Dream Team” Eagles to 1-4 on the year; the Giants are now 3-2. But even if he was watching on Sunday, Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett didn’t take any great joy from what was as good of a bye week as the Cowboys could have reasonably hoped.
“I think the biggest thing we try to do every day, but particularly this early in the season is worry about ourselves and what we’re doing,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “I think sometimes people get caught up in OK, they won, they lost, that’s good for us, that’s bad for us. Really what we have to worry about is the Dallas Cowboys and being our best every day.”
So, in case you were wondering, Garrett’s much talked about “take-it-one-day-at-a-time” philosophy is alive and well at Valley Ranch.
“Again, we’re focused on ourselves and we’re trying to come in and have a good practice today,” Garrett said. “We have many challenges ahead. We have 12 more football games to play. It’s a lifetime, as you know. We’re going to focus on being as good as we can be each day and hopefully get ourselves ready to play the Patriots.”
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