David Cook says ‘it was all good’ as Cowboys’ playoff hopes fade
Dallas Cowboys quarterback David Cook said Sunday he believes the playoff picture for the Cowboys “will get better” in the coming weeks, and he said he “wanted to play” the NFC West on Sunday.
Cook, who started Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears with a knee injury, said he has “no regrets” about the play he made Sunday.
He said he had no plans to return to the Cowboys’ locker room Sunday.
“I had a great opportunity to play,” Cook said.
“We had a lot of talent.
The playoffs are not over yet.
I just wanted to play.
I don’t think it matters how we played. “
If we play well, that’s fine.
I don’t think it matters how we played.
That’s the end of the story.”
The Cowboys have won five straight, and Cook, whose contract expires after the 2017 season, has two seasons left on his deal.
But Cook said the playoffs were “a lot more important” than the Cowboys winning a playoff game this year.
“The playoffs are more important than that,” Cook added.
“It’s just a matter of going out there and winning and playing well.”
The Packers have a 6-3 record and will host the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Packers are also playing without second-year quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is sidelined with a concussion.
The Cowboys (4-4) also face a Packers team that has lost four straight and is 8-3 in its last 10 games.
The NFL has suspended quarterback Dak Prescott, who was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery and other charges, and offensive tackle Tyron Smith, who has been fined $25,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit that was ruled a fair hit.
Both players are expected to return for the Packers’ game Sunday.