As the Cowboys gear up for mini-camp, Jason Witten says, “Your actions will speak louder than words”
This past weekend, we caught up with Cowboys TE Jason Witten while he was doing a charity event at a local Walmart. He spoke about TE Rob Gronkowski’s new contract and why he’s involved with the Boys & Girls Club. But Witten also offered some thoughts on minicamp, which begins today at Valley Ranch.
CB Mike Jenkins is already present, and so are a bunch of Cowboys teammates. What is Witten looking forward to?
A bunch of things…
“We got a long way to go,” Witten told me. “I think we don’t really need any more motivation than we already have because of what happened last year. That last game against the Giants… and really they took advantage of that game, and we didn’t. Obviously, they went on and made a lot of big plays to give themselves an opportunity to win the Super Bowl. But ultimately, we just gotta execute better. We got a core group of guys that are good enough to be very successful in this league. We just gotta capitalize on it. It starts with Tony (Romo) and his leadership and being a quarterback that, week-in and week-out, is an elite player that gives you a chance to compete for that championship. But for us, it’s just respecting the process.”
Obviously, the Cowboys have goals. So does everyone else. It’s about, as Witten said, just working through OTAs and mini-camps and training camp to get ready.
“Opening night against the division champs, it’s going to be a tough road, but we just … I think our approach is good,” Witten said. “Keep getting better and your actions will speak louder than words. And this team, I think, there’s an opportunity to say, ‘Hey, let’s go grab this.’ An opportunity to win right now, let’s take advantage of it. We see it every week in the NFL. It comes down to a couple plays and you’re going to be able to find the way to make those plays and that’s what we need to do. That’s we’re working on now.”
The final offseason chapter begins today.