Victory does nothing for Cowboys' confidence

December, 3, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The bottom line is, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night at Cowboys Stadium, 38-33.

After watching this contest, you have to believe a few people in the Cowboys' locker room are not happy with how they got the result.

The Eagles took a 14-3 lead, amassed 423 total yards, converted 60 percent of their third-down plays, returned a late punt 98 yards for a touchdown and had a season high in points scored.

This win didn't give you much confidence in the Cowboys' ability to reach the postseason.

"It was a respectful win, that's the way I see it," outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware said. "We could have played better but the way we played, it's not going to get us where we need to be."

The Cowboys kept their playoff hopes alive, as slim as they are, by beating an Eagles team that hasn't won a game since September.

Sometimes, you want to see style points. Of course winning the game is important, but a playoff team needs to beat up opponents who aren't close to reaching the playoffs, right?

"This was huge for our team," Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. "This is a big win. Our backs are against the wall, we know they're going to play us tough to be able to get that win. It's a four-game season."

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