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Jason Witten not scared to say ‘Super Bowl’ is the goal

Tight end Jason Witten (82) embraces the goal of winning the Super Bowl during his post-walk through media interview after the Dallas Cowboys morning practice.
Tight end Jason Witten (82) embraces the goal of winning the Super Bowl during his post-walk through media interview after the Dallas Cowboys morning practice. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

While Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is preaching ‘ground zero’ and owner Jerry Jones is purposefully avoiding the words Super Bowl, tight end Jason Witten embraces the championship purpose of the 2015 season.

He said the team will focus on getting better every day in training camp and will take the season, day by day and game by game.

But he added, "we’re playing for a lot more than just that. We’re not just trying to go to the second round of the playoffs and come back for another year." 

"It’s championship. Yeah, win a Super Bowl," Witten said. "Thirty-one other teams have the same goal, too. I’m not afraid to say it, but it’s silly to talk about it. Everybody has those same expectations. It’d be foolish for me being a 15-year veteran talking about playing in the Super Bowl. It’s about building your team and being the best player you can be right now in training camp. I don’t want that to go like we’re just trying to make the playoffs. We know what our ultimate goal is, but we just choose to focus on other things that allow us to get there, but that’s line one, build your team to be able to compete in those situations to play in that game. If it’s not, then you need to leave now. It’s pretty simple from that standpoint."

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