The Dallas Cowboys had every opportunity to run away with the division. They instead struggle to get above .500 and have let the division hang around. The New York Giants started the season 0-6 but have won four games in a row. If the Giants beat the Cowboys on Sunday, they will have the same record.
“People always say you got to have a tunnel vision with your approach,” Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. “I agree with that 100 percent. But there is a big picture you have to understand that and where you are at. There is a mentality that says we have to play our best football and here is what it comes down to. These next six games are going to determine a lot of stuff.”
The Cowboys lost a lot of close games and they could’ve been in a better position if they had won those games. They lost a close game to the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. They let Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions steal a win late in the game too.
“The reality of it is you think about this game and that game, but I think you have to stay away from that as players and focus on now,” Witten said. “There are other end of the games that could have gone a different way too, looking at Minnesota. Just kind of build on what got you to this point, what we have done well, what we can improve on.”