The goal for the Dallas Cowboys was to hang on and stay afloat while Tony Romo recovered from his broken collarbone. At 2-6, the Cowboys are drowning and would make NFL history if they qualified for the playoffs.

Defensive end Jeremy Mincey says that missing Romo is no excuse for the team’s losing streak, and that the team has to do more this week than wait on their savior.

We can’t sit and wait on Romo,” Mincey said. “He’s not Jesus. We can’t sit and wait on him. There are games we could have easily won without him being there. We have to be sharper and take advantage of every play and every opportunity to make something happen. There are no excuses to how we are playing. We have to get better. It’s our fault. We have to suck it up, keep going and get better. … To get the ball rolling we got to get this one this week. We got to find away to win this week.”

No 2-6 team has gone on to make the playoffs in the last 25 years, and the Cowboys essentially will need to win eight straight, with seven wins out of eight being pertinent.

By Glenn Erby

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