NYG Postgame (vs. Cowboys) Transcripts: QB Daniel Jones
September 10, 2023
Q: What’s the level of shock, frustration, walking off the field 40-nothing, a game like that?
A: It’s high, it’s high. We are certainly frustrated and extremely disappointed with how we performed tonight, and I know I certainly am with myself, so a lot to work on and clean up. We are going to be critical of ourselves and look to correct it and get back on the right page.
Q: You guys seemed to have a lot of confidence coming into this game, what went wrong?
A: Just didn’t execute. We didn’t execute. We dug a hole for ourselves early on and our execution was poor throughout the game. I got to make better decisions and put us in situations where we can be successful.
Q: What was the basic message from (head coach Brian) Daboll in the locker room after a game like this?
A: I think, for one, we’ve got to own it. Own what happened out there. We didn’t play well enough. Didn’t execute well enough, didn’t give ourselves a chance to win the game and we got to own that, and then we got to attack the process this week of correcting it, of being critical and finding what we got to work on and making sure we are prepared and doesn’t happen again. Yeah, we’ve got to own it and move on.
Q: How do you bounce back from a demoralizing loss like this?
A: We are going watch the film, we are going to study it, we are going to be critical and correct it and move on.
Q: Is it hard to breakdown where, for you in particular, where things went wrong when a lot of times you really never had a chance to get into the play, for it to go wrong?
A: I think there is plenty of situations where I didn’t make a good decision, didn’t make an accurate throw, didn’t make the right read and I’m going to be very critical of myself and those situations and look to correct that going forward.
Q: On the (Cowboys cornerback Stephon) Gilmore interception, were you trying to throw that ball away?
A: Yeah, just a poor decision in a situation where I was trying to force something that wasn’t there and needed to throw the ball out of bounds and move on to the next play.
Q: How much do you think things snowballed after that blocked field goal that led to a touchdown because it looked like on the first drive you had a lot of momentum and then it was the self-inflicted wounds, and everything went downhill after that?
A: We dug a hole for ourselves early on. Yeah, but it’s about getting back on the right page, executing, finding a way to breakthrough, make some plays and get it going back in the right direction. We didn’t do that when we needed to so yeah, we’ve got to be better, got to be able to bounce back and right the ship.
Q: Were you lobbying the coaches at the end to stay in the game? I don’t know if there was any conversation about taking you out.
A: No, I mean I wanted to stay in and yeah, there wasn’t any conversation about it.
Q: Does it make it harder to run your offense the way you guys want to when you get down 16 to nothing, Dallas kind of pinned their ears back and came after you, was it hard in that situation to run things the way you want?
A: Yeah, it can certainly get harder when you dig yourself a hole like that to start. Not a situation you want to be in, but we had plenty of time to dig ourselves out and to execute. We got to do that going forward. We are going to figure it out, we are going to watch the tape and correct those things and make sure we are ready to go.
Q: You talked a lot about closing the gap in the division. Obviously this game was very lopsided, the last game you played against the Eagles was lopsided. How do you make the case that you have done that? Gotten in better position.
A: This wasn’t our best game, there is no doubt about it. This wasn’t who we are capable of being. We’ve got to show that, we’ve got to put that on the field and play that way. We didn’t do that tonight and we have a lot to work on going forward.