Is Jason Garrett guaranteeing a win?

December, 3, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett provided an interesting answer Monday on a question about his team's next game.

The Cowboys have won two of their last three home games as they head into the final four weeks of the regular season. Based on its play in those three games, Garrett was asked if he expects his team to beat Cincinnati on Sunday.

"Absolutely," Garrett said. "We are focused on beating Cincinnati, that is our job this week. That's the task at hand. So we will prepare as best we can and go up there and play our best football game."

Garrett is never one to guarantee victories, unlike Rob Ryan. The Cowboys defensive coordinator guaranteed a victory in Atlanta, but the Falcons won 19-13.

We believe Garrett was speaking in general terms and not guaranteeing a victory. How could he?

The Cowboys have been outscored 58-13 in the first half against their last three opponents, who all started rookie quarterbacks.

Dallas trailed, 14-3, Sunday night against Philadelphia, 28-3 to Washington and 13-0 to Cleveland before mounting comebacks. The Cowboys' rally attempt failed against Washington on Thanksgiving Day.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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