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Dallas' Goal vs. Cincy: "Protect the Football"

Jason Witten and the Cowboys offense are looking to bounce back from an ugly showing in Arizona



    After Thursday night’s “Silver & Blue Debut” at AT&T Stadium, veteran tight end Jason Witten was asked about the team’s goals for Friday night’s preseason home opener. His response was simple, and, if you saw the team’s loss to the Cardinals in the desert last week, completely understandable.

    We need to protect the football,” Witten said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We didn’t do a very good job of that (in Arizona). It’s something we’ve talked about all off-season doing. Hopefully we’ll move the ball, get in the end zone, be productive and put more than one drive together. That’s what we want to do.”

    The Cowboys effort in Arizona was hampered by turnovers. In all, they coughed the ball up six times--three interceptions and three fumbles. Their attempt to bounce back offensively this week will come against a solid defensive unit in Mike Zimmer’s squad.

    “Good defense up there in Cincinnati with Coach Zimmer,” Witten said. “It’ll be tough for us, but this will be the time to get everything tuned up and get some confidence going into the Giants game.”

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