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Game Vs. Cowboys: S Quintin Mikell

On how hard it is to lose such a hard fought game: "Well I mean any loss is definitely taken hard by us. It's never easy. It never will be. But, you know, we got to keep our heads up. It's still early in the season, there's still a lot of football left to be played so we just got to focus on that."

On WR Miles Austin's touchdown: "Well, you know, it was a good play call for what we had on. They had a double move on there. He caught the ball, and you know, and he broke a tackle and scored. Those things happen in football sometimes. It's frustrating, you know, but you know they had a good play call for what we had on."

On if losing close games is a psychological problem: "I don't know. That's a good question. I think at the end of the day, when it's a game like this, we just all got to play—I guess the word would be more focused. A lot of times we get caught in these games. We beat ourselves. I'm not going to take anything away from Dallas— I mean, they made a lot of big plays—but there are definitely some plays that we left on the field. We left some opportunities out there. And if we would have played more disciplined and played smarter, we probably would have been looking at a different game."

On whether TE Jason Witten and QB Tony Romo read their last 3rd down blitz: "Well we just, really to be honest with you, we messed that one up again. I mean we had some mess ups out there on coverages. They had a good play call on and, obviously, they were reading our blitzes. That's something we got to work on this week. We'll watch some film and fix those mistakes that we had."

On his recognition of the offensive movement on that play: "It was too late. I don't know. We just messed up. But those things happen in football sometimes. And believe me, we're going to get that fixed and straightened out this week and it isn't going to happen again."

On if someone was supposed to cover Witten on that play: "Without getting too into it, but essentially….basically, I don't want to get too technical with it, but we just messed up. I'll leave it like that."

On whether it becomes a mental thing when a team doesn't play well: "A lot of times with us it is. It was uncharacteristic of us. I was out there. I made some mental mistakes, stuff you can't do. Those things happen in football but when you play games like this that are important, you can't have those mishaps. We're going to go to work on those things and we're going to stay more focused and fix those things."

On how tough it is knowing that the Cowboys are running the clock when you have no time outs left: "It's football. We all knew the situation and obviously they knew the situation and it makes it a little bit tougher but those are the times when guys have to step up and we didn't step up. We let them get first downs and couldn't get them off the field."

On how he would evaluate the defense at this point in the season: "Given all of these games that we've had, we have had a lot of ups and downs. I'm not going to take anything away from them. This was one of those games that I wish we could go back and replay right now because I know a lot of the stuff we messed up on, we wouldn't be messing up on. Kind of up and down so far. I think we've had really good games and we've had really bad games. This was one of those really bad ones in my opinion."

On whether the screen play run by the Cowboys to WR Kevin Ogletree was new: "Yes. They did a good job. We hadn't seen a whole lot of that. They were doing a good job with the play fakes, faking and drawing, throwing screens and catching us in blitzes. They had some good plays."

On how different the Eagles defensive approach was today: "We did try some different things and I think, at the end of the day, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. We just got caught in bad situations. We're going to fix that kind of stuff. You can't always stay the same, especially in this league. People are going to get onto you. So, we're going to keep trying to do things, keep trying to change things up and we'll be better."

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