Dallas Post-Game Quotes at Colts

INTERIM HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT (on K-David Buehler) Sunday, December 5, 2010 “He's made big kicks for us. I have a tremendous amount of trust in him.

INTERIM HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT (on K-David Buehler) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"He's made big kicks for us. I have a tremendous amount of trust in him. We were going to give him every opportunity once we got into field goal range to win the game for us. He certainly stepped up and did it. Obviously, that was pretty big. "

INTERIM HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT (on his team's perseverance) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"(Today) was a great example. ... We talked about it. You get challenged in the NFL every week, and really get challenged every play. And certainly when you come to this place, against that football team and that quarterback and those rushers, it was going to be an all-day sucker for us. It was going to be a great challenge throughout the ball game. It didn't surprise me that their team battled back and overcame some adversities, and we had to do the same to win this game."

INTERIM HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT (on the most crucial moment of the game) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"There were so many. We played from ahead early in the game and we had good balance on offense, and then they came back. ... This is a championship team we just played. They did play in the Super Bowl last year and a lot of those same guys are back. We knew they'd keep battling. That quarterback is awfully good. He plays his position as well as probably anyone who's played this game played their position. He's a special guy. They have a special team. They just kept fighting, and they made some plays. Obviously when they scored the touchdown after overcoming the long third-down situation and they come back and block the kick and go ahead in the game, you have to look at each other and say, 'Let's go. This is where it gets fun.' I used the expression last week; you don't blink in that situation. I think our guys proved again that they didn't."

INTERIM HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT (On RB-Tashard Choice's performance) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"I thought he played awfully well. It was important for us to run the football in this game. They (the Colts) do a great job on defense preventing big plays. They keep opposing offenses in front of them. They're not going to give you big plays. They play a lot of what we call 'shell' defense. We had to run the football. The byproduct of running the football well is you keep No. 18 on the sidelines. ... (Also) these guys are pass rushers. So I think being able to run the football at them downhill was big."

INTERIM HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT (on the blocked punt's effect) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"We knew (the Colts) were going to scratch back. And we needed to respond. That's where it gets fun. Our guys are great competitors. You just have to respond, and I think our team did that."

INTERIM HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT (on the play of the offense and QB-Jon Kitna) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"That was a big theme for our offense this week. We needed to win the time of possession. We can't give (Manning) any extra opportunities by turning the ball over. We can't give him a short field, all of those things. The person who probably has more to do with that than anybody is the quarterback. I thought Kit did a really nice job managing that part of the game plan. He made some big throws when he needed to. He made a lot of little plays that were significant that allowed us to keep drives alive and go down and score points."

QB-JON KITNA (on the outcome in general) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Obviously, in this league, it's a do-or-die thing in overtime. It's a great team win for us. It feels great."

QB-JON KITNA (on RB-Tashard Choice) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Tashard is a good football player. He's really smart. We have three really good running backs. That makes it difficult. That's like having three good quarterbacks. Only one guy really gets to play. He has just waited his turn. That's what we talk about all the time, him and I, is just being ready when your turn does come. Because it can become frustrating. But he never let that happen. He's always the biggest supporter of whoever is in there. Today he played a great game."

QB-JON KITNA (on K-David Buehler) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"He's a good kicker. He continues to get better and work hard at it. His best trait is he just kind of forgets what just happened and keeps moving on."

QB-JON KITNA (on what they took advantage of against the Colts defense) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"We ran the football very well. That was the key to the football game, running the ball well and trying to control the clock. The thing we have to do is be better in the red zone and get touchdowns instead of field goals, and then we won't have that kind of pressure in the football game."

RB-TASHARD CHOICE (on his 100 game and the doubters about his game) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Everybody doubts me. You hear what people say about me, 'He's not good enough. If he was good enough, he'd be playing.' All that stuff just motivated me. Every time I made a run, it was just another way to tell everybody, 'Here I am.' We did a great job collectively as a unit on offense today."

RB-TASHARD CHOICE (on what he wanted to accomplish today) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"The main thing I wanted to do was just come in and learn from adversity. It makes you a better player. The offensive line blocked great. (FB-Chris) Gronkowski blocked well today. TE-Martellus (Bennett) and (Jason) Witten – they all did an excellent job for me today.

C-ANDRE GURODE (on the Thanksgiving loss) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"The Thursday's past, we played a great team in the New Orleans Saints and have to turn around and play the Indianapolis Colts, who are also a great team. We just wanted to come out and minimize our mistakes, and not beat ourselves and be in a position to win the game in overtime, like we did."

C-ANDRE GURODE (on the difference in strategy from first to second half by the Colts) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"They seemed to come out and put a lot more pressure on the ball and were much more aggressive, especially against our ground game. But we seemed to weather just about anything they threw against us and that was the key to our win."

LB-SEAN LEE (on his two-interception game) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"It was great to beat a great Colts team. To play against Peyton Manning and have two picks, I have been blessed. I was blessed by God tonight.

LB-SEAN LEE (on which interception was bigger) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"They both were great. The one in overtime to put us in a position to win the game was great."

LB-SEAN LEE (on catching the second interception) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"I'm like, 'Please just catch it.' To be in the right place at the right time, you're like please just catch it. CB-Mike Jenkins made a great play on the one to tip it up to me, and I was lucky to catch it."

LB-SEAN LEE (on defending QB-Peyton Manning) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"We stepped up big time in a lot of situations. (Manning) is probably the best quarterback to ever play the game. To be able to have four interceptions against him is unbelievable for us. It just shows the type of work we've been putting in at practice."

LB-BRADIE JAMES (on playing against QB-Peyton Manning) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Defensively, I think we had about four interceptions. It kind of confused him. That was it. I knew he would make some dummy calls, but I was right there with him. It's kind of like playing Madden. So I felt good. It was a good game."

FS-ALAN BALL(on team's last four games) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"We've put a lot more emphasis on team, especially in practice, and it's really started to pay off."

FS-ALAN BALL(on the difference between the first and second half) Sunday, December 5, 2010

"They seemed to be more focused on both sides of the ball, and we just wanted to keep the intensity. I think it showed it, especially in overtime. That was our key, our intensity."

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