DE Olivier Vernon
Postgame vs. Cowboys Ė December 11, 2016
Q: How would you describe that defensive performance tonight?
A: We played a good football team, we just have to keep it rolling. We have to put this one behind us and move on to the next one. We have a good team coming in next week and we just have to play ball.
Q: Dallas lost two games, both to you guys. What does that mean to you?
A: They are one of our division rivals, so we know we are going to see them again.
Q: Can you talk about the young guys, Romeo Okwara and Kerry Wynn, and the day they had?
A: We had confidence in them all week. We had confidence in them all week to go out there and be able to perform. Those guys have been ready. All of the young guys have always been ready throughout the week preparation-wise and it showed out there today.
Q: Did you have to coach them up at all during the game?
A: They were doing their own thing. They were sound and they made plays.
Q: Do you expect to see this team in the playoffs?
A: We have to take one team at a time, one week at a time, but that is what it is shaping up to be.
Q: The back end gave you guys the time to get to the quarterback. What can you say about the job they did?
A: They have been doing a phenomenal job. They have been doing a phenomenal job all year. It is a work in progress. We just have to keep chipping at the rock and keep working.
Q: What adjustments did you make on Ezekiel Elliott?
A: They had 100 yards on us. That is sloppy on my behalf. That is something that we take pride in and we didnít get the job done when it came to that, so we have to tighten up and look forward to Detroit. We canít let that happen and we did, so we just have to keep working at it.
Q: Before the season started, you said that this defense could be as good as it wants to be. Did we see how good this defense can be?
A: We have to keep working, man. All hands on deck.