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Witten senses “tremendous amount of urgency” for Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten runs after the reception as New York Giants safety Stevie Brown tries to make the tackle in Arlington, Texas Reuters

The Cowboys looked Super Bowl-ready in Week One, disrupting the Giants’ celebration of their most recent championship.  Since then, the Cowboys have lost four of six games.

The guy who has been with the team longer than anyone else knows that, despite the mostly positive comments from owner/G.M. Jerry Jones, Jones is running out of patience with his underachieving team.

“There’s no question there’s a tremendous amount of urgency,” Jones tells Mike Garafolo of USA Today.  “But that’s good when you have that type of urgency.  It flows downhill and guys need that.”

Yes, but if the team doesn’t deliver and the season goes downhill, Jones could be delivering some pink slips come January.

Witten surely wouldn’t get one of them.  He has provided plenty of inspiration for the Cowboys this season, from catching 18 passes in the close loss to the Giants to catching only two but playing with an injured spleen in the Week One win in New York.  He’s now only four catches away from Michael Irvin’s franchise record for a career.

Though 53 guys with Witten’s mindset would easily satisfy the owner’s sense of urgency, one Witten can only do so much.  We’ll see tonight if that’s enough both to avoid falling to 3-5 and to knock off the 7-0 Falcons on Sunday Night Football.

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13 Responses to “Witten senses “tremendous amount of urgency” for Cowboys”
  1. dirtydrynn27 says: Nov 4, 2012 7:46 AM

    Either Dez Bryant or Tony Romo will do something stupid to louse things up for Dallas.

  2. captatl says: Nov 4, 2012 7:49 AM

    Cowboys lose again this week. Finish 8-8 dont make the play offs. Jerry buys out Sean Paytons contract and he makes Tony Romo in 2013 exactly what he made Drew Brees. Book it Dallas.

  3. deadeye says: Nov 4, 2012 7:52 AM

    Atlanta has a four game lead in their division, Dallas is desperate.

    Dallas 33
    Atlanta 27

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Nov 4, 2012 7:59 AM

    “Tremendous Urgency?” Like in A Few Good Men, “”I STRENUOUSLY object” .

    Oh, your urgency is tremendous? Okay, in that case I’ll reconsider.

  5. searchingwithmygoodeyeclosed says: Nov 4, 2012 8:12 AM

    Witten is one tough hombre. Does a lot of good on and off the field. Hope he breaks the franchise receiving record tonight.

  6. mazblast says: Nov 4, 2012 8:33 AM

    I’ll bet that Christine and Al spend as much time talking about Witten’s impending breaking of a team record as they do about the whole undefeated Atlanta team. The on-air graphic may as well say “Dallas” and “Whoever Dallas Is Playing” or “Opponent”.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:37 AM

    He’s pretty good.

  8. grod116 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:37 AM

    The Cowgirls are a joke. That carcass is rotten from the top down.

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 4, 2012 9:22 AM

    There should be a sense of urgency to change QBs. Their beloved Romo has killed them with turnovers. He has 13 INTs in 7 games. If you want to win Jerry, fix that.

  10. arkadyrenko says: Nov 4, 2012 9:32 AM

    Urgency? As a long-time Cowboys fan, I should hope so.

    This team has been threatening to be good for 4 or 5 years now, but despite apparently having the talent to make a run into the playoffs, the only thing they’re good at is finding new and interesting ways to lose important games.

    Stupid penalties? Yes! Dropped passes? You bet! Poor clock management? We’ve got that, too!

    I appreciate Jason Witten’s talent and attitude, but the time for urgency was 2 or 3 years ago; you don’t get 10 or 12 years to build a Super Bowl winning team.

  11. pixelito says: Nov 4, 2012 9:36 AM

    God loves NY…. He sure doesn’t like Texas.

  12. baloneyjohn says: Nov 4, 2012 10:05 AM

    NEWS FLASH. Jerry Jones unexpectedly is losing patience. This most mild mannered, likable fellow is showing abnormal behavior.
    His wife will buy more art work for his mausoleum to help cure him.

  13. cometkazie says: Nov 4, 2012 10:49 AM

    I can remember when the Cowboys were America’s team.

    Jerrah changed that.

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