Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) runs after catching a pass against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. Dallas beat Minnesota 27-23.

Jason Witten energized for 2014, overcoming mediocre seasons


Dallas Cowboys fans are feeling beat down by the team’s lack of success and repetitive 8-8 seasons capped with week 17 losses with playoff berths on the line. While the fans might be downtrodden, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten says he is energized.

“I feel like you gain something just because there’s such a desire to overcome it,” said Witten, via the Dallas Morning News. “Now it’s to the point where we’ve been there three times in a row and we’ve come up short. It’s so much bigger than that. You don’t just want to make the playoffs, you want to compete in the playoffs.

“I think there’s a core group of guys that literally put it on their shoulders and say, ‘We have to do more.’ I feel like there’s an energy. I’ve been energized. There’s a group of us that have been energized and understand what we have to do. Now you can’t just talk about it, you got to go do it. I understand that urgency and respect that.”

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  • SmartThinking

    Note to Witten: keep up your strong on-field/off-field presence. Keep getting open. Keep scoring touchdowns. We love your work ethic. Retire a Cowboy. Oh. And sorry you’ll never hold the Lombardi Trophy. Refer to Mr. Jones on that subject.