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Witten: "Talk Is Cheap; You Have To Go Win"


The Cowboys have only played at the Jets twice in the last 20 years.

Jason Witten has been there for both games, in fact, his third game of his career was at the Jets back in 2003.

Needless to say, he's seen a lot of games over his career and knows what the difference between the pretenders and contenders.

So after five games, just how good is this 3-2 Cowboys team?

"I think we're a good football team," Witten said. "But we haven't shown it the last couple of weeks. We've got derailed the last couple of weeks and we haven't played good football. We're still a confident group."

And the Cowboys should have confidence, especially against a winless Jets team that is 0-4. The Cowboys have defeated two teams (Dolphins, Redskins) that have yet to win and the Giants have just two victories this year.

Obviously, the question on everyone's mind is how good the Cowboys are against some of the NFL's better teams. They lost 12-10 on the road in New Orleans without Drew Brees. They lost 34-24 at home to the Packers who were without their Pro Bowl receiver DaVante Adams.

Granted, the Cowboys have had their share of injuries as well – losing Tyron Smith late in the Saints game and the entire Packers game.

But the narrative is that the Cowboys haven't been able to prove themselves without beating a good team. And that's something that likely won't be tested this week against the struggling Jets.

Still, Witten said you don't worry about who you play. Execution needs to be the focus regardless of the opponent.

"There's a formula that allows you to win," Witten said. "You can't turn the ball over against good team. I still think we're a really good offense and a good team. But talk is cheap. You have to go get a win on the road."

The Cowboys are 1-1 in road games this year, and just 3-5 away from home last year. However, in 2016 and 2017, the Cowboys were both 6-2, making Dak Prescott 16-10 on the road as a starter.