IRVING, Texas – There is still joy at Valley Ranch. Just ask DeMarcus Ware.
Ware, one of the Cowboys’ seven captains, dismissed a question about desperation after the Cowboys’ 0-2 start.
“I don’t feel any desperation at all,” Ware said. “I’m still smiling right now. You see the guys back there laughing and giggling. We’re still in this thing.
“There’s no desperation about this is the end of the season. It’s 0-2. I think the Giants started 0-2 and won the Super Bowl one year. That’s sort of behind me. Now, you’ve got to get some wins. We’ve got to beat Houston. We’ve got to get some momentum going.”
It’s tough to dig out of an 0-2 hole. Only 13 percent of the teams that started 0-2 since 1990 have made the playoffs.
An 0-3 start is almost a death certificate. Only five teams in NFL history made the playoffs after they lost their first three games, with Wade Phillips’ 1998 Buffalo Bills being the last team to accomplish the trick.
“There has been a sense of urgency,” Tony Romo said. “Now, results matter. It’s a point where we always talk about the process and doing things right. The results are a byproduct of not doing certain things right. We just need to get those things done that allow you to win or lose the game and do them right.”