The Cowboys open the 2012 season the same way they ended the 2011 season, against the Giants. Dallas tight end Jason Witten says his team has made the right moves this offseason to beat the Giants in Week One, and to do what the Giants did after beating the Cowboys in Week Seventeen last year: Win the Super Bowl.
“We’ve got the right type of guys that can lead us to have the same kind of success that we’ve seen the Giants have,” Witten said to DallasCowboys.com.
Finishing the season with a loss to the Giants is something that Witten says will motivate the Cowboys during the offseason and heading into the first game of the regular season.
“It seems like we’ve had that bad taste in our mouth a lot the last few years,” Witten said. “But I think the focus is on not just that bad taste, but what are we going to do about it? That’s the focus now: Let’s be all in and let’s get it right. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity we have.”
Witten said he thinks the Cowboys’ moves in free agency are enough to put them over the top.
“You see that schedule knowing we’re going to open up [in New York] against the defending champs . . . what else do you need to motivate yourself?” Witten said. “It’s time to do that. I think guys understand that. They’ve been around here and know to forget everything else and let’s go be our best and play great football.”