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

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Despite the offensive fireworks, the game will be forever marred by Romo’s lone interception with less than two minutes left in the game that essentially sealed the victory for Denver. When asked about that particular play and what he said to Romo afterwards, Witten replied:

Aug 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) looks on from the sideline during the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.Co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

“Well, I was on the route. So I didn’t get to see the play exactly. But yeah, the guy made a good play. You know (Romo’s) a confident guy. No one hurts more than he does. He’s put this team, this franchise, on his shoulders the last five years. And we kinda followed his lead. I felt like coming into this he was playing some pretty good football. And getting us in the right looks. So, you just pat him on the back and tell him they’ll be another day. And we’ll bounce back from it. He knows that supports there with him. Obviously, he’s very frustrated, disappointed. But there is a lot of football left. Hopefully we’ll get it turned around.”

Despite the loss, Dallas is still tied for the lead in the NFC East with the 2-3 Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles defeated the New York Giants on Sunday 36-21, dropping the Giants to 0-5. The Cowboys will face the Washington Redskins this upcoming weekend at AT&T stadium. The Redskins had a bye in Week Five and currently sit at 1-3. The Cowboys can only hope to carry over some off their offensive success against Denver into the rest of the season. But when asked if there was anything positive he could take from this loss, Witten was still on the fence.

“I don’t know. Hopefully we can build on that. But I said it earlier, I don’t feel like there’s moral victories in this league. You know what I mean? (The Broncos) came on the road, played a hard-fought game and found a way to win. You don’t feel good about that. Yeah, there are some things to learn from the film and to be proud of. But at the same time, a lot to clean up. And ultimately, we feel like this team, this program, is in a place where you find a way to win those games. That’s whats tough. But (we’re) a proud group of guys that plays together. And I thought we fought to the end. And we left it all out there. I’m proud to be a part of that. And I know, we’ll turn the corner. That’s what you hang your hat on in these types of moments.”

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