Cowboys veteran tight end Jason Witten has been outspoken this offseason in his belief that there is no building on the success of 2014--not really. It’s a new team, a new season, and while the idea of building on what they did last year is nice, the fact is those games don’t count toward a thing this year.
The Cowboys, like every other team in the league, have to start over from square one.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett agrees with this assessment, apparently, declaring this week that the team has to prove themselves this year, just as they had to prove themselves last year--when most preseason rankings had them near if not in the cellar in the NFC East.
“I think any coach or player or staff member in the National Football League, if you don’t have your goal of winning the Super Bowl, you’re really in the wrong profession,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “So everyone has that goal. I go back to we define ourselves by what we do. We did that last year. We have to do that again this year. I think everybody will understand that really well.”