Breaks arrive, but playoff hopes leave

Cowboys are competing under Jason Garrett, which makes loss to Saints hard to take

Updated: November 26, 2010, 9:35 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jason Garrett said Thursday that there are no moral victories in the NFL.

You don't make the playoffs just by playing hard. You make the postseason and reach your goals by winning games. The playing-hard part is an expectation, like paying the mortgage.

The Dallas Cowboys unofficially eliminated themselves from any possible postseason berth with a heartbreaking 30-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving Day at Cowboys Stadium.

Garrett's ...

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