Cowboys guaranteed a losing record
First in six seasons
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys showed up to work today
knowing not only that their Super Bowl hopes were long since gone,
but they can't even salvage a winning season.
Time to send some young guys out to see what they can do? Not to
interim coach Jason Garrett.
Garrett says the team is "going to try to win the football
game" when they play the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
So that's why 38-year-old Jon Kitna is going to start at
quarterback Sunday. That's why Tony Romo could still return the
following week at Arizona, or perhaps even for the finale at
And that's why second-year, third-stringer Stephen McGee is
going to have to keep waiting for a chance to show coaches what he
can do. Same with all the other unproven guys.
Fans are clamoring to see them for the same reason owner Jerry
Jones changed coaches - they know what the proven guys can do, and
figure a change can't make things any worse. It would actually help
planning for next year to find out which backups might be ready for
more playing time.
But Garrett says "they'll have their opportunities in
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