Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul
December 8, 2017
Q: Are you confident that you can play?
A: What do you think? Let me see what you think. You think Iíll play? Thereís your answer to that.
Q: What happened to your finger?
A: Whatever it is, Iíll be alright. Iíll be out there playing on Sunday.
Q: Will you be limited at all?
A: Iíll be out there playing Sunday. Iím ready to go.
Q: Is this something that youíre worried about long term?
Q: Why not?
A: Because Iíll be out there playing Sunday.
Q: Will you be wearing extra padding?
A: Oh yeah, but Iíll definitely be at full go.
Q: How much can it heal?
A: It doesnít matter. Iíll just be out there playing Sunday.
Q: Do you think youíll have to wear a club again?
A: Maybe, yeah.
Q: What has this week been like in here?
A: Guys coming into work and ready to get after Dallas. We want to win this game so thatís what itís been like all week. It hasnít really been a big change, but guys are just ready to get after it.
Q: Does the fact that itís the Cowboys make it easier?
A: No, itís a division game still. I just think that everybody is ready and very excited to play. So weíre not just going to lay down. Weíre all going to come out here and do our best at 100 percent.
Q: How do you think Steve Spagnuolo has handled his first week as the head coach?
A: It was a quick turnaround. Itís something that happened to him that we didnít expect and I think heís dealing with it pretty good. He rallied his troops up and everybody is listening to him. As of right now, heís our head coach and weíre behind him 100 percent and weíre ready to go play for him.
Q: Besides changing the schedule, have there been any other big changes?
A: No, no big, major changes. Our goal here is to win and every day we come here, we think we are winners. So we definitely have to play it game by game, but our goal this week is to win this game. So they ainít going to change.
Q: Can you take any motivation from ending the Cowboys playoff hopes?
A: Not really. Like I said, itís a big game, regardless. So weíre definitely going to be out there playing and theyíre going to be playing to stay alive, so itís going to be a good game. So weíre going to go out there and do what we got to do. Steve is still going to be calling the calls still. Going to go out there and play. Rally up the troops and letís get it going.
Q: Is it important for you personally to have a few big games to end the season?
A: Every game is big for me, man. It ainít just important for these last few games, every game is big. The season didnít go quite as everyone thought it was going to go, but at the end of the day, when you step out on the football field, youíre still a pro and you got to approach the game that way. You canít be lackadaisical over here. At least I approach the game that way. Like I said, weíre going to be ready to go this week and weíre excited.