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"We've just got to right the ship. That's all," Owens said. "I just think we need to play better as an offense."
Owens' problem with what happened Sunday was quality more than quantity.
"Put on the screen all 18 passes that were thrown my way and you make the assessment of all those passes," Owens said. "We just didn't execute. For whatever the case may be, we just didn't play well."
Part of the problem appeared to be how much Romo was trying to get Owens involved. For instance, running back Marion Barber got only eight carries. Just three were in the second half -- and two of those came on the opening drive.
Romo denied he was trying to appease his star receiver.
"I don't think you consciously think about anything other than trying to win football games," Romo said. "He does the same thing. He believes that getting the ball helps us win. ... The reason you try and throw him the ball a lot is because he's good. He gets open. If he wasn't as good you wouldn't throw it to him as much."
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips laughed off the notion of Owens raising a ruckus, dirctly or indirectly.
"He wants to win. That's what I like about him," Phillips said. "It's all part of it. You've got to learn to handle that."
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