The 35-year-old quarterback had the following to say in an acceptance speech after receiving the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dream Ball Gala at the Omni Hotel. Via The Dallas Morning News:
"In the last five years, it’s become all the people that I’m with, the Jason Wittens, the Jason Garretts, the Joneses, these people I’ve been with for a long time. I want to win a championship so bad, but it’s just not about me. I literally want to win it so bad for them. For the people around me who have helped me.
They’ve allowed me to achieve my dreams and my goals. Without them, I’m not there, I promise you. I’m not where I’m at right now and I’m not going where I’m going.
This award is very meaningful to me, mostly because I get to be associated with this and to be associated with Nancy. It’s incredible and I really appreciate you, and we’re going to win a Super Bowl next year. Thank you."
The Cowboys are feeling pretty confident after going 12-4 and winning a playoff game last year. The reason why Dallas had so much more success than expected was thanks to their strong running game. The combination of the Cowboys offensive line and DeMarco Murray paved the way for success. While the offensive line will be returning, Murray will obviously be playing for the Eagles this season. It remains to be seen if Dallas can replace his production.
The Eagles and Cowboys will face off twice in the first nine weeks of the 2015 season: Week 2 in Philadelphia and Week 9 in Dallas.