Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher has a message for his Cowboys teammates in the wake of an embarrassing 49-17 loss to the Saints, the younger guys in particular: The season is a long way from over.
“This thing is not over for us, and we have got to understand that,” Hatcher said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Some of these young guys probably think it’s over because they don’t understand. But it’s not over. It’s far from over. We just got to rest up, get everybody healthy and approach this thing the right way, and we will be OK.”
In his statement, Hatcher echoed the sentiments of owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who pointed out this week that with six games left to play, Dallas still has a share of the lead in the NFC East (they’re tied with the Eagles at the moment) and one of the better quarterbacks in the league.
“I think the thing for us is we just got to know what is at stake and know that we are in a good situation,” Hatcher said. “We got blown out. We got our butt beat. But at the end of the day, we end up in a good situation going into the bye. We are still No. 1 in our division, so everything is looking up for us. We just have to come back after this bye and kind of have a different approach, and have a sense of urgency, and know what is at stake and know we got a shot to win our division and get into the playoffs. That’s what really counts.”
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