Defensive Lineman Dexter Lawrence
Q: Does it mean anymore that it's the Cowboys right out of the gates here?
A: A little more juice knowing it's a division team, but I think the mindset is the same for everybody. We've been preparing through camp and we're going to prepare well this week. We're going to go out there and play football and do our best.
Q: Where do you feel this team is at coming out of camp?
A: I think we're confident. I think we know who we play beside. The chemistry on the team has definitely grown through camp and I think now it's just the Sundays are coming, and we've just got to go out there and prove ourselves.
Q: What's that match up with (quarterback) Dak (Prescott) like? Can you just walk us through the challenge of facing the Cowboys specifically?
A: I think it's a challenge. They're a team that—they have a lot of talent, and they just keep getting more talent. So, they just bring that dog attitude to them. I think they have a good mindset over there. Tough team. I think it showcases through the front on the O-Line and D-Line every year. I'm just ready for the matchup.
Q: What does it tell you about two rookie corners in (cornerback Tre) Hawkins (III) and (cornerback Deonte) Banks and their makeup that they're probably going to be starting here Sunday night?
A: I think it just shows how they worked through OTAs and camp. I kind of noticed it late. They're just going out there and working, honestly. Understanding the playbook, knowing their assignments, and not making a lot of mistakes, making plays on the ball in camp. It's good to see that.
Q: The Giants haven't beaten Dak Prescott – not the Cowboys, but Dak Prescott – since 2016. Why do you think he gives you guys so much trouble?
A: I mean, they were just better that day.
Q: There's nothing about him specifically that's a matchup problem for you?
A: I think it's a team sport. The team, they just beat us those days.
Q: After all the work you put in in the offseason, the contract, and everything, how exciting is it, and how fired up are you just to play a game that counts?
A: Yeah, I think it's just time to shine. You just worked in your wherever you were, in the dungeon – a figure of speech – and now it's just time to shine. With all the work you put in through the summer and offseason and camp, now it's just time to go play and you get the opportunity.
Q: Did you get any trash talk from (quarterback) Daniel (Jones) about (Duke beating Clemson)?
A: No comment.