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“Several Cowboys players feel that victory in the Superdome, where it was loud for most of the game, will help them in the Metrodome. "You got to have that confidence going into these away games because it will be a hostile atmosphere," Ware said. "We've been playing really well on the road, which is good because it brings us a little bit closer together. It lets everybody know it's not where you play, it's how your team combats all the adversity in that opposing team stadium." Getting off to a fast start is crucial for the Cowboys, who were 5-1 on the road when they scored first this season. Dallas has scored on its first possession in four of the past five games, including the postseason. Opponents, meanwhile, have not scored on their first possession since the Oakland Raiders did it versus the Cowboys on Nov. 26. "I think you prepare with the mindset that we have to start fast and go for their heart immediately," inside linebacker Keith Brooking said. "Go for their heart early and just put that little bit of doubt in their minds. "They're human. The human element is always there. The more doubt we can put in their minds early, the better off for us. And if that doesn't take place, be prepared for a 3½-hour battle." Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPN Dallas. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.
I think you prepare with the mindset that we have to start fast and go for their heart immediately. Go for their heart early and just put that little bit of doubt in their minds. They're human.” -- Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking