NYG Postgame (vs. Cowboys) Transcripts: QB Daniel Jones
January 3, 2021
Q: Hey Daniel, I think you finished with nine rush attempts. I’ve got to ask you, were you trying to do some misdirection this week or what was up with that?
A: Well, that was Wednesday when we talked last and through the week, I felt a lot better. By the time we were here on Sunday, I felt good about running and we did it. They defended it well but felt a lot better and felt good here today.
Q: Hey Daniel, what will the next several hours for you be like? You’re either going to put the footballs away for the season or prepare for a playoff game. How itching are you to get back out there and get this team at 6-10 to the playoffs with help tonight?
A: Yeah, obviously we’ll be watching closely and anxiously seeing what happens in the game. Every single one of us wants to be back to work tomorrow and back out on the field next week, so we’ll be pulling for Philly no doubt. We were focused on what we were doing this week and giving ourselves an opportunity if Philly wins, so we’ll certainly be watching closely.
Q: Do you know all the words to ‘Fly Eagles Fly’?
A: I don’t, I don’t.
Q: Daniel, 6-10 is not a traditional playoff team record. Does this feel like a playoff team to you?
A: We certainly had our share of ups and downs this season and didn’t start as well as we could’ve and should’ve by any means, but I feel like through the season we’ve battled and won close games. The record or how it looks or what’s typical in the NFL, I’m not sure we’re focused on that, but we’re certainly proud of what we have accomplished and certainly aware of what we need to improve and what we need to work to get better.
Q: What was your thinking when [Running Back] Wayne [Gallman] put the ball on the ground there at the end?
A: I knew he recovered it.
Q: Right away?
Q: Daniel, in terms of tonight, I mean we know what you guys need, we know what it’s like, but have you ever been a part of something like this where it’s essentially season over if one team win or you win the division and you go on? What’s that going to be like watching this game tonight knowing it’s an either/or situation?
A: Yeah, you know I can’t say I’ve ever been in a situation quite like this. We’re certainly going to be watching closely on the edge of our seats and hoping for Philly to win. We’ll see what happens. Can’t say I’ve ever been in a situation like this, but not much we can do now but watch.
Q: Hey Daniel, what would it mean to you to make the playoffs?
A: It’d certainly mean a lot. Like we said, we’ve battled some ups and downs, we’ve played well, we’ve struggled at times and we’ve continued to improve throughout the year, so an opportunity to play in the playoffs, an opportunity to continue this journey with this team would certainly mean a lot and we’d all be excited for the opportunity.