After not only upsetting the New Orleans Saints, but running them out of North Texas on Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys are getting some positive press. Veteran cornerback Brandon Carr thinks it’s crucial that the team doesn’t pay attention to any of it.
“Don't read your own clippings,” Carr said, per ESPN Dallas. “It's 17 weeks and you can't come up for air until the 17 weeks. You know around here how things go in December and January and those last couple of games. It's crucial that, like you said, you don't eat the cheese, keep the chip on your shoulder, stay hungry and just keep that attitude because we're still in the process of establishing our identity as a football team.”
Meanwhile, head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t think the Cowboys players “eating the cheese” will be any issue.
"We're not going to have any issues with complacency," Garrett said. "We'll make that point very loudly and clearly. But one of the byproducts of doing this new schedule the way we're doing it is the emotional part kind of goes away by the time we get to the tape, and that's a really good thing. When we watch the tape, it's about learning. There's no better environment to learn in than the game.
“The game is just such a valuable teaching tool. You keep the standard high. You hear me say this all the time, build on the good stuff. Recognize it and build on it. Those are good things. That should give guys confidence, that should make us feel good as a team. Having said that, there's plenty of stuff that you got to address. We're going to address it and we're going to get it right."
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