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In the 49-17 loss to the Saints last Sunday, Jason Witten and Dez Bryant combined for a grand total of three catches, the result of the attention New Orleans defense was paying to Tony Romo’s two favorite targets. Witten admits that he was left frustrated by this--and the team’s inability to hit its stride in general, lately--but believes the Cowboys will use the bye to find a way to open up the passing game.
“It’s been tough with the coverage we have seen,” Witten said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “When the opportunities are limited, it makes it tough. We will work through that. The bye comes at a good time to get guys healthy and review and try to get a couple wrinkles.”
It’s not just the coverages, according to Witten, but a simple lack of execution that’s been keeping impact pass catchers like he and Bryant quiet lately.
“At times, the execution has been there. We have seen success,” Witten said. “But overall, it hasn’t been good enough. We have to do a better job of it. We feel confidence in the system and the players within the system. That’s what’s good about the system. It’s held up for a long time. We have to continue to work within it.”
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