Cowboys Jason Witten: 'There Are No Moral Victories In This League'

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After the 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday at AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was clearly disappointed as he answered the media’s questions after the game. Despite the loss, the ten-year veteran and future first ballot Hall of Famer had a quality outing with seven receptions for 121 yards and a score. But Witten could care less about the numbers. He’s only interested in the wins.

Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) runs away from Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) after making a catch in the fourth quarter of the game at AT

“There are no moral victories in this league. Yeah, there the best team in the league, but we needed that win. That’s what’s tough….The reality of it is we are a 2-3 football team, you know. And that’s what’s tough is regardless of who the opponent is, you want to find ways to win those types of games.  Just gut-wrenching to think that you’re right there for most of the game and play so well. But we knew it was going to be a shootout. We felt like we could hang with them. We (came) up short. We got to play better. Obviously, the clock’s ticking for that.”

The Cowboys offense exploded for 522 total yards of offense against the vaunted Broncos. And Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had success going deep several times during the game, including an 82 yard bomb to rookie wideout Terrance Williams. It was the Cowboys longest play so far this year. And according to Witten, taking more shots down the field was something they wanted to do more of.

“I think we came into it thinking we needed to do more shots. We talked about that last week….We wanted to get down the field more. I though Tony (Romo) did a good job of setting it up and creating matchups. Sometimes just go underneath and get those yards. We knew there were some yards after catch out there (by) the way they were playing. I thought we did just a good job of executing more than anything. So, it was good to see that. Obviously, it makes us more of a potent offense when you’re able to go down the field like we did. Obviously, that opens everything else up for your football team.”

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