I’m excited to start the season off on the right foot against a division rival and it’s going to be a really good test for our team.
Q: How much do you guys have to make a statement on opening night about being defending champs?
A: We definitely have to. We have to come out and be sharp and like coach said, build the bridge. Extend our play, the way we were playing at the end of the season last year, and continue that on through this season.
Q: The Cowboys pretty much re-designed their secondary. What are you seeing from them?
A: I just see a lot of different coverages. They’re doing a lot of different things, taking a little bit more risks with the two new corners that they have now, so it will be an interesting test for us – for myself, Hakeem, all of the receivers just being able to decipher what coverages they’re in and making our routes according to what they’re in. We’ll see how it goes. We know they like to play physical and they’re jamming up a lot and we have to use our ability to get off the jam and stuff like that. It should be a good test for us.
Q: Do you think that they’ll continue to take more risks or was that just the preseason?
A: I don’t know. I think they’ll continue. I think they have a lot of faith in their two corners and their safeties, so I think they’ll take a little bit more risk but we’ll see. On film, it was a couple risks here and there, but a lot of vanilla stuff… Granted, because it was the preseason, they were just trying to see who can play, who can’t and they took it from there.