Levi’s Stadium will host Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. That fact won’t go unnoticed by the Cowboys when they play an exhibition game there Sunday.
“Probably won’t share our message to the team with you guys right now,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.
The Cowboys travel to Santa Clara early for a walk-through Saturday. Garrett said he “just thought it was a good idea” when asked if the unusual move of arriving early had anything to do with the Super Bowl being at Levi’s.
The Cowboys already are well aware of where the champions will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
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“I think it’s pretty unique to have the opportunity to play a preseason game there,” tight end Jason Witten said. “Jason is good about getting us to visualize and set goals. It’ll be a unique opportunity for us.
“I think it’s clear on the outside what our ultimate goal is. We don’t really talk about it, but it’ll be a neat to think about all the work we’re going to do over the next few months is ultimately to be back there. So I think it’s a great illustration for us.”
The Cowboys’ 10-1 Super Bowl odds rank them fifth in the NFL, third in the NFC. They finished 13-5 last season, including the postseason, with a controversial loss to the Green Bay Packers in a divisional playoff game.
“When we start, if you’re a player, a coach or staff member in this league, and you don’t have a goal of winning the Super Bowl, you’re doing the wrong thing,” Garrett said. “So we all have that very tangible goal, but we have a lot of different goals. We have larger goals than that. We have smaller goals than that, and things that we focus on each and every day. Certainly, everybody wants to be a part of a Super Bowl winning team, so that’s our goal. But we have a lot of little goals. We have a lot of goals we want to accomplish today so we’re going to focus on those right now.”