Whatever the opposite of a moral victory is, it’s safe to say that’s what the Cowboys did on Sunday. They won to get back above .500 at 5-4, which is cool, but they also seemed to play down to the level of the now 1-7 Minnesota Vikings and needed a last-minute drive by Tony Romo just to escape with the victory at home.
All things considered, it’s understandable that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten isn’t overwhelmed with joy as a result of the victory.
“You never minimize a win, but somewhere deep down, you know you’ve got to play a lot better,” Witten said, per ESPN Dallas. “You can be first place in the division and all that, but know that you’ve got to play better moving forward. We all have to realize that and live in the now and understand that moving forward, we need to do that in all phases of our football team. Enjoy the win, but deep down know that we’ve got to play better moving forward. That’ll be the message.”
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant echoed Witten’s message of a need for improvement.
“I know as a team inside that locker room, we’re going to be on each other, telling each other we can’t have it,” Bryant said. “That’s just what it is.”
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