The Dallas Cowboys don’t view Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints as a must-win.
But considering the Saints (0-3) are winless, it’s as good an opportunity to get a win as the Cowboys will have over the next six games without quarterback Tony Romo.
The Cowboys blew three 14-point leads in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday and face the New England Patriots, the New York Giants, the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before Romo returns from a fractured collarbone Nov. 22.
Vice-president Stephen Jones said he has played the schedule game like everyone else, forecasting how many the Cowboys need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive until Romo comes back. He wouldn’t give a number, but he knows the Cowboys can’t go winless and doesn’t believe they will.
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"Of course. If we go O-fer while Tony’s out, we’re probably out of it," Jones said. "But I don’t think we feel like that’s going to happen. I think we can win football games with the team that we have. We’re going to get better. No, we’re not trying to hold on. We’re trying to win games.”