Quarterback Mike Glennon
Q: Any differences in Dallas's defense since the last time you saw them?
A: They're playing really well. They were playing well back then, but these past couple of weeks they're leading the league in turnovers, might be up there in sacks. It's really the same guys and then they also have (Cowboys Defensive End) DeMarcus Lawrence now, so it's a really good, talented group across the board, great pass rushers. Obviously, with (Cowboys Cornerback Trevon) Diggs. They don't have any weak links. (Cowboys Linebacker) Micah Parsons is playing as well as anybody in the league, so tough task that we're looking forward to.
Q: You've been in the league for a while and seen a lot of defenders. What makes Micah Parsons a special player?
A: He's just explosive, he's fast, he's got closing speed. He can kind of do it all. There are not many guys who can play a true MIKE linebacker one play and then line up as a pass rusher the next. He's very talented and disruptive in all aspects of the game.
Q: You can't just say, 'I'm not going to throw it near Diggs.' You can't just say that, but how do you avoid him doing what he's done so many times this year to so many quarterbacks?
A: I think you've just got to be smart about it, pick and choose maybe depending on what the route is, the matchup, all of the above. Like you said, you can't just completely avoid him, but you have to be smart about it at the same time.
Q: He's a guy who's number is circled in all of your meetings...
A: Yeah, any time you're close to setting the NFL record for interceptions – as a quarterback, you're going to know where he's at.
Q: I know you're a veteran, but how difficult is it to prepare for a game if you guys have to go virtual for the rest of this week? How much different is it for you?
A: I think being a veteran is definitely helpful, but if that's what we have to do – I know around the league some teams are going to probably be faced with the same issue, so we'll adjust accordingly and be ready for it. The Cowboys aren't going to care if we go virtual or not. They're just going to do the same thing. So, if that's what we have to do we'll do it. Hopefully we'll be out there, though.
Q: Having consecutive starts, how does that impact you?
A: I think it's good to just get out there repetitively, be out on the practice field, speaking up in the meetings. Just the more times you're out there the more comfortable you're going to feel. I think that's for anybody, but I think it's always good. The more reps you get in practice and the more reps you get in the game is going to be beneficial.
Q: Just going back to the other question about going virtual, what exactly changes if you're having a virtual meeting versus an in-person meeting?
A: Meetings aren't as big of a deal, I think we learned that last year. You can get away with doing the meetings virtually. It's really the practice time where – if we could do virtual meetings at home and come in and practice, then obviously our routines will be a little thrown off, but that's not as big of a deal now. I don't even know what they were discussing, this is kind of news to me, but if practice were to be canceled obviously that would be a bigger deal, to not be able to go out and practice.
Q: But there's obviously no way to practice virtually.
A: No, we wouldn't be able to do that. The meetings, you can still go through a lot of things, but the actual aspect of being in-person for the practice that would obviously be an adjustment.
Q: You're probably with (Quarterback) Daniel (Jones) as much as anybody. How do you think he's handling just the situation he's dealing with right now?
A: It's tough to say, I think you'd have to ask him. Obviously, he seems like he wants to be out there. But he's been great in the room doing everything he can to kind of fill that role of kind of a backup last week without (Quarterbacks Coach) Jerry (Schuplinksi), be there for me just like I'm there for him. We have each other's backs. Whoever is out there, we're both going to do as much as we can in the film room, bounce ideas off of each other, tell each other what we see. He's kind of taken on that just like I do for him when he's playing.
Q: Is it kind of strange – usually when a guy's hurt, he can't do stuff. We see him out here, he's still throwing, he's still running. Is it kind of strange that he's in that kind of limbo?
A: Yeah, it's a unique injury in that aspect, but he's doing everything he can to get back.
Q: Have you ever been in a situation where the team is playing eight or nine different offensive linemen per game in front of you like you did last week?
A: I don't know, I haven't put any thought into it. Maybe it's come up before, but whoever is out there I'm confident in. It's not like we change what we're doing offensively depending on who's in there. Whoever's in there we'll roll with and it's our job as quarterbacks to do what we're asked.
Q: Why do you think Shep (Wide Receiver Sterling Shepard) wasn't a huge part of the game the other day? Was it a first game back kind of deal?
A: That's probably a better question for the coaches. I don't think there's anything in particular. I love having Shep back, he's obviously a very talented player. But I don't think there's any one thing in particular.
Q: When you reviewed the film of the game, what stuck out to you about why you guys missed so many opportunities?
A: I just think it wasn't really as much about why, it's just that we need to hit at times. It falls on all of us that we need to do a better job executing in the pass game and making the plays that we need to make.
Q: When you look at your performance, there are a couple of balls that were a little bit behind people. What do you have to pick up to be better?
A: I think we're always working on accuracy and getting the ball out on time and going to the right place with the ball. Just little things here and there that you'd like to have back, but that's part of it and you have to move on to the next play.
Q: Those late scores – did you guys gain anything from that and carry it over to this week? What did you see on those plays?
A: I think so. I think it's just – I don't know if you want to call it momentum, but it was good to end the game on a positive note and see no one quit. We had everyone on offense, and defense for that matter, but speaking for the offense though, we were obviously down a lot and could've just coasted to the next week, but everyone continued to fight for each other. It was good to finish a couple drives there with touchdowns at the end.
Q: Gave Dallas something to prepare showing off the wheels there late?
A: I don't know. First rushing touchdown of my career, which is I guess hard to believe, but it was good. Nonetheless, I always envisioned myself spiking the ball, but in that situation, I don't think it really called for a spike.
Q: When you crossed the goal line, it almost looked like you weren't sure—
A: I wasn't sure if the guy was going to lower his shoulder or not, so I didn't know. I was trying to prepare for it.
Q: Did you keep the ball?
A: No, no (laughs).