On Coming out of Kansas State
"I was considered a project back in high school, but Kansas State took a chance on me and it paid off for them. I'm not intimidated, and I won't be intimidated in any way shape or form in Dallas, but failure is a great motivator in this league, and I don't plan on doing that."
On Being Selected #5
"Honestly, I felt like I should have been the first player taken in the draft. I feel like I'm the best corner, but I'm going to be happy playing football in Dallas. My biggest thing is just getting a chance. Just being here is a blessing."
On Playing as a Rookie
"I feel like I'm a going to be a great asset in Dallas. I know I can help out in some way or another. If I don't start, hopefully I can help out on special teams and contribute as a backup until I'm ready."
On the Shoulder Injury
"There's nothing wrong with my shoulder- I'm ready to play."
On His Strengths
"I gave up one touchdown last season. It was to Rashaun Woods of Oklahoma State. It was a fade pattern, a questionable call. I think I'm better at man coverage. I like to press, but I'm comfortable playing zone as well."
On Playing in the NFL
"I've studied a lot of corners like Deion, Darrell Green, Champ Bailey and Charles Woodson. Deion and Woodson were excellent at the quick jam, the one-hand quick jam, so I tried to incorporate that in my game. Bailey has excellent footwork, so I try to do some of the things he does. Those guys are Pro Bowl players who're supposed to be the best in the business. That's what I want to be -- the best in the business."
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