Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (97) prepares to rush the passer during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Hatcher says Dallas Cowboys will be contenders

The Dallas Cowboys win over the New York Giants in week one exorcised a lot of their demons. They finally ended the Giants undefeated streak in their new stadium. The defense even had 6 turnovers in the game to boot. As quick as people were jumping on the bandwagon, they were quick to cool on the Cowboys following their week 2 loss to the Kansas City.

The same ole’ Cowboys you heard. This is still an 8-8 team people said.

Cowboys’ defensive lineman Jason Hatcher was remaining optimistic about the Cowboys’ season.

“I’m not worried about last year’s woes or whatever: 1-1 and then you go downhill,” Hatcher said, via the Dallas Morning News. “That will not happen. We’re going to be a contender when this is all said and done.”

It was a close loss, 17-16, in a road game against a what is looking like a playoff caliber team.

“You can’t think here you go again,” tight end Jason Witten said. “We worked hard and lost a game on the road. Lots of football left. We’ve got to get it turned around.”

The Cowboys do have a lot of football left, and considering the entire division lost on Sunday there isn’t a lot of reason to panic.

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  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Why panic? After all, the Cowboys are no longer failing to score from the red zone. They now have a running game. Time management is good. Receivers get open at critical times. The offensive line is opening holes for the running game. The defense is stopping the other team in time to have a chance to win in the fourth quarter. The play calling is great. Yes, Hatcher, you are absolutely correct. There is no reason to think the Cowboys will not be contenders.