Todd Monken on Facing Cowboys Defense

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(On guard Caleb Benenoch’s progress over the years)

“He’s a young developing player. Young is probably a stretch. He’s been with us now three years. Really [this is] his first year playing at guard. It’s completely different than playing out of tackle. It’s one thing to rotate in there and in practice. I do think he’s continuing to develop and only going to get better.”

(On the Cowboys defense)

“Not complicated, but the do play awfully hard. Got a number of really good football players. Definitely our play clock in our head is going to have to be extended because they do play hard. They will finish. They will get after the quarterback in terms of their pass rush. That’s what they’re building on paying at home with the noise on the turf. We’ve got to do a great job of running the football, being able to get chip help when we can, and our guys have got to win outside. That’s what you have to do, but they’re not complicated. They just do what they do and do it well, which is a sign of a good team. Statistically they’re every bit as good as the Ravens in a lot of categories and you can see it on film.”