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Cowboys talk about NFC East title

Cowboys are NFC East Champs for first time since 2009. Cowboys are NFC East Champs for first time since 2009.
ARLINGTON, TX (KLTV) - In 2011, '12, and '13, Dallas had NFC East championship t-shirts and hats waiting, but the team never got wear them. That's not the case this year. With week 17 still to play, the Cowboys are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2009, and they do so as a confident bunch.

"This is a close team with the way Coach Garrett the way he kind of went about it since April," tight end Jason Witten said. "Its pretty remarkable to be a part of and something special is going on."

Wide receiver Dez Bryant added, "I mean we stay together. We have been doing a damn good job of that all year. Stay together, we never fold. You know we love each other, we pull for one another."

In Sunday's 42 to 7 playoff clinching victory over the Colts, it was easy for the offense and defense to cheer for each other. Dallas played arguably its most complete game of the season.

"This was the first time as a whole unit you know, the three phases of the game clicking like that," safety Barry Church said. "Once we do that, sky is the limit for us."

Wide receiver Cole Beasley added, "The defense played great, got tons of stops and when the defense is getting stops like that, its easy to play offense man. And like I said Tony was spreading the ball around."

Yeah he did. Romo, now the Cowboys all-time leading passer, threw four touchdown passes, which all went to different players.

"A different group we have right now that allows us to put a lot of pressure on the opponent and you can win more games when you have multiple people who can be good," Romo said.

Witten added,"I think Cole has really come on the last four or five weeks. Dez is the best in the league at what he does. And then to see Terrance come back with big plays in crunch situations, its good for our team because now they can't bracket certain guys."

And one guy who deserves a lot of credit for the 11 and 5 record up to this point is head coach Jason Garrett.

"He is a great coach, smart coach, very confident," running back DeMarco Murray said. "He allows us to the play the game, he doesn't over-coach us, he doesn't try to do to much. He allows us to go out there and execute the game plan  and have fun doing it."

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