Last week, head coach Jason Garrett said he expected tight end Jason Witten to be back to his old self in week two, following a modest, two-catch, ten-yard performance against the Giants. To say that this didn't happen might be an understatement. Witten had three drops in Sunday’s 27-7 loss to the Seahawks, and looked altogether shaky in what was an alarmingly uncharacteristic performance for the usually sure-handed veteran.
Whether it was a hesitance to go after balls as a result of the spleen injury which ended Witten’s preseason early or not, we don’t know--Witten has never been one to shy away from contact, hurt or not--but Witten, and we’d imagine Dallas as well, knows that it doesn’t bode well for the team’s hopes if the situation doesn’t improve quickly.
"That wasn't Cowboys football," Witten said afterward, per ESPN Dallas. "It's unacceptable. We have to get it fixed. You can't have a big win on the road like [the Giants game] and then come back and play as bad as we did.
"We didn't play good football and I didn't play good football. Too many drops and too many opportunities missed. You can't do that and win games in this league."
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