DE Olivier Vernon
September 8, 2016
Q: Is there a mentality or philosophy that you apply going into a game against a rookie quarterback like Dak Prescott?
A: We've only seen what we've seen on film and he's put some good tape out there. He's still a rookie, but he's still a good player so we're going to see what he does on Sunday.
Q: What do you remember from your matchup against Tyron Smith?
A: I just remember we lost that game.
Q: But you had a pretty good showing, right?
A: But, in my mindset, that really doesn't even matter. The thing that matters at the end of the day is getting the W.
Q: As far as playing a rookie QB, generally the theme is you blitz the heck out of them. Do you expect a lot of that?
A: I'm just waiting to see what Spagnuolo gives us, that's all.
Q: Are you anxious to see what this defense has?
A: Honestly, I'm anxious to see what this overall team has, basically.
Q: What do you know about the rivalry between these two teams?
A: I know it's pretty big. Especially, with the whole division basically. Everybody has their own home-field advantage. I didn't know this was the opening matchup the past several years, or it's every year. I'm just glad to be a part of it.
Q: We often talk about Dallas as having maybe the best offensive line. From your perspective, what is it about them that makes them the best...if you agree with that.
A: They do have a good offensive line. They have a whole bunch of maulers. They’ve got a couple of Pro Bowlers. They've got a good offensive line, that's why they get that name.
Q: Is it more about their physicality or their technique that's so good?
A: They're very cohesive. They work as a unit, together. And they're very physical.