Jason Garrett likes Cowboys' demeanor

November, 13, 2011
11/13/11
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys opened up the second half of their schedule with a dominating 44-7 win against Buffalo on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.

It was their widest margin of victory since a 48-7 whipping of Arizona on Oct. 22, 2000, and it ties for the 10th biggest margin in franchise history.

In his opening statement, coach Jason Garrett mentioned he liked his team’s demeanor.

“Coaches like to think, ‘Hey, I have an exact feel for how we’re going to play today,’” Garrett said. “I think that’s an inexact science at best. I know I thought we practiced well all week long. I think we took that preparation into the game. I think having some success early on both sides of the ball was positive for our team. But I think our demeanor has been good. You play through the adversity. You play through the success. You keep going. You know what the challenge is. It’s a three-hour commitment on Sunday for 60 minutes in all three phases and you want your team to be at their best the whole time regardless of what’s going on, regardless of circumstance.”

At 5-4, the Cowboys are in a spot to go on a decent run with Washington, Miami and Arizona coming in their next three games.

“The teams that make the playoffs and the teams that do well in the playoffs are the teams that improve through the course of the season,” Garrett said. “I’m not here to stand up and say, ‘This is where we are and this is where we aren’t.’ We live in a day-to-day business. We think that’s a good approach to take. There were a lot of good things that happened today and we’ll go back and find some things that we don’t like and try to improve upon those things.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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