Boys' focus on Eagles, not Giants' loss

December, 18, 2011
12/18/11
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IRVING, Texas -- As the coaches were breaking down Saturday’s 31-15 win against Tampa Bay on Sunday, the New York Giants-Washington game was background noise.

That the Giants lost to the Redskins meant little to coach Jason Garrett.

“We have no reason to scoreboard watch,” Garrett said. “What we have to do is worry about ourselves.”

The players were off Sunday and will report back to Valley Ranch on Tuesday to begin their work on Philadelphia. That’s what Garrett wants his team to focus on, not the playoff possibilities, although he did mention the Eagles.

“We like to watch the tape, process the tape and give ourselves 24 hours to do that, but certainly when it’s a game like that you want to recognize it’s hard to win and congratulate the guys on the win,” Garrett said, “but point forward as quickly as you can.”

With Philadelphia in the process of whipping the New York Jets, the Cowboys’ full focus has to be on an Eagles club that put a 34-7 whipping on them on Oct. 30 at Lincoln Financial Field.

“As we prepare for the Eagles this week we’ll watch that tape,” Garrett said. “I think everybody remembers what happened that night and the challenges that team presents.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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