The Cowboys are wasting their primes with games like Sunday's and seasons like this one and so many seasons before this one.
They work hard, work hurt, produce and for what? One playoff win between them. And with the way 2012 is going, playoff victory No. 2 does not look as though it will come this season.
"It's hard," said Witten, his voice scratchy after the game. "You battle. Hey, look, nobody's feeling sorry for me or Tony or anybody else. You feel like you do everything the right way, then things are going to turn. Not to compare myself to this guy because he's a great one, but John Elway went his whole career that way and finally got there at the end."