NYG Postgame (at Cowboys) Transcripts: WR Darius Slayton
October 11, 2020
Q: Can you talk about almost scoring that touchdown and turning around and seeing the flag? Did you think it was going to be thrown since you were a part of that traffic jam there?
A: The play wasn't designed to pick anybody. It was something that happened incidentally. I wasn't expecting that, but it happens.
Q: When you guys leave here tonight, what's the mood of this team right now? I know the record is what it is, but what are you guys feeling as you get on the bus to go to the airport?
A: Obviously, we're disappointed that we didn't come away with the win. At the same time, we fought hard. We fought all four quarters. We know there are things that that we have to improve on. We know that there are things that we have to be better to get wins at the end of the day, so obviously, we're disappointed right now. We're not going to let one game define us. We're not going to let this game linger and effect the rest of our season.
Q: You guys haven't had a passing touchdown, I believe since Week 1. Why do you think that you guys haven't been able to close out drives as far as the passing attack? Why do you think you guys are struggling in that way?
A: Well, we had two passing touchdowns today, if it weren't for the two penalties. That's kind of how the cookie crumbles sometimes. It really doesn't matter how you get in the end zone. We were only able to run it in today. In football, running the ball is the easiest way to get in the end zone. So, if you can get it in that way, that's always nice. You know, that's not something that we're worried about. At the end of the day, we're just trying to go out there and execute plays and find ways to win.
Q: Darius, you played quite a game today, frankly. The one-handed catch and coming back to the ball and those extended plays. Do you walk away feeling good about that? Do you and Daniel (Jones) feel good about the connection you showed again in a game like this? Or are you stuck on 0-5?
A: We're both competitors and we both want to win. We're fighting hard to win. The first thing on the top of your mind is we didn't get the win, so regardless of how many plays we made, or what we did, it wasn't enough to win the game. Right now, it's the overall, forefront thought in my mind, at least.
Q: There is more noise about Daniel now than at any point of his career. There are a lot of critics coming to the surface. As a guy who's on the field and locker room with him, what's your level of confidence in him right now?
A: Through the roof. I believe that every ball that comes off his hands is going to be on the money. If you watch him play and watch the balls, it normally is. It doesn't affect my view of him - what other people have to say about him. At the end of the day, I work with him every day. I play with him in every game. I know what he brings to the table. Nothing that anybody can say from the outside is going to affect my belief or view of him.
Q: How frustrating is it as an offense to have the ball in your hands with a shot to go down with a chance to kick a game winning field goal and come up short like that?
A: Frustrating. At the end of the day, we have to execute better in that scenario. We didn't execute the plays well enough to move the ball down the field to get in the position for a kick or a touchdown. Ultimately, that's something that we're going to have to look at on the film tomorrow and get it figured out. Also, I just want to say real quick, quick prayer to Dak Prescott. I'm hoping the injury wasn't too severe whatever it was. My prayer is for a speedy recovery.