SANTA CLARA — Daniel Kilgore was interviewed next to his locker Wednesday afternoon. Here’s a transcript.
Q: What can you tell us about the Cowboys’ defensive line?
KILGORE: They’re fast. They’re pretty quick. Good defensive front.
Q: What’s the biggest thing you think you’ve conquered this offseason?
KILGORE: Becoming more comfortable day in and day out with practice. The more experience, the more comfortable you get. I’m excited. First career start. Ready to go out there and show what I can do.
Q: Is your comfort level where you want it to be?
KILGORE: It’s right there where I want to be.
Q: It’s been a while since you worked next to Alex Boone. Have you been getting some reps in practice next to him?
KILGORE: He’s been working in. I don’t feel like he has missed a beat. He has done a good job staying in shape and hopefully if he does go in he can do his best and pick up where he left off.
Q: The Cowboys’s defense wasn’t very good last year and they’ve lost some veteran guys. What area do you think they have a chance to be an improved defense?
KILGORE: This is the NFL. There is not any bad defense. They get paid, too. They’ve got some younger guys. Watching preseason, just watching them, they do a great job flying to the ball. They do a good job of moving their defensive line. I feel like right now they’re a good defensive line. We’ll get more into it and watch them the rest of the week.
Q: What has the coach said to you guys as a team to keep you focused given everything that’s gone on with Ray McDonald?
KILGORE: We’ve moved on away from that. I have, personally. My main focus right now is the Dallas Cowboys. Ray McDonald is a heck of a guy. I’ll let that be Ray’s issue. My focus right now is on Dallas.
Q: What do you notice in your teammates on offense going into this game?
KILGORE: We continue to grow on offense. With it now being the season, not saying we took preseason lightly but I think guys are more focused and really want to get this first win.