Following tonight's 33-24 loss to the Ravens, Tony Romo and Terrell Owens were asked about next week's matchup with the Eagles at the Linc. Here's some of what they had to say:
Does it help that next week is against a division opponent so there won't be as many surprises?
Romo: "Well I don't know that it helps. It's going to be really hard to play them up there. I know that if they win tomorrow, they're playing for the same thing we are. Obviously you'd love to avoid that early playoff game. But if someone loses tomorrow, we obviously have a playoff game next week so we're going to approach it that way. We're gonna give great effort in practice this week and we're gonna come back and we're gonna play better as a football team and as a unit."
What's the state of this team emotionally?
Owens: "...We just gotta focus and get ready for the Philadelphia Eagles and just go up there and try to get a win."
Does this team have it in it to go to Philly and get a win?
Owens: "Of course. By no means do we have our heads hung down or feeling down and out. I think the best thing about this and if you want to find a positive, is we have an opportunity to decide our fate, and I think we have the ability to do that. We beat these guys before. We can't really rely on what we did last time but we definitely have the positive attitude and the talent in this locker room to go up there and get a win. It's gonna be a difficult situation for us. They're playing good right now, but it's one of those things you just gotta go up there and just play well and eliminate those mistakes and I think we'll concentrate more throughout this practice because right now, what we do next will pretty much decide our fate, if we make it to the playoffs or not, given a little help here and there."
Does it make it easier that it's a division foe, and they can't really surprise you?
Owens: "You never know. They can watch this film and try to duplicate some of the same things that Baltimore did today. We just gotta go out and have a great week of practice and go out there and try to win."