In the last two months of the 2011 season, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants went in completely opposite directions, with Dallas falling to 8-8 while New York, thanks to a regular season finale win over Dallas, moved onto the playoffs and eventually a Super Bowl title.
Tight end Jason Witten, speaking from New York where he helped Nike unveil its new line of NFL uniforms, admits that it wasn’t much fun to watch--and that, of course, it wasn’t really anything new for the team. In 2007, of course, the Giants went on a similar run to the Super Bowl after bouncing Dallas in the first round of the playoffs.
"It seems like we've had that bad taste in our mouth a lot the last few years," Witten told the team’s official website. "But I think the focus is on not just that bad taste, but what are we going to do about it? That's the focus now: Let's be all in and let's get it right. Let's take advantage of this opportunity we have."
That said, Witten is excited for a 2012 season that will feature a made over Cowboys team, featuring a class of seven new free agents who Witten believes will go a long way in helping the team compete against the reigning champs.
"In my nine years, this is probably the most aggressive that we've been," Witten said. "And just filling needs, it's probably the best that we've done. As a player, not that they ask, I think it's been awesome to see the additions we have. They're the right type of guys that fit into your locker room and they're eager to work.”
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