Tonight in advance of the Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday Night Football, NBC’s Football Night in America will air a Bob Costas interview of linebacker DeMarcus Ware from the Cowboys.
We have a partial transcript and it’s all below for you.
“We have not been the team that we want to be, but we are on the road to where we need to be.” – DeMarcus Ware on the Cowboys
“You say four of the five, but you need to look a little bit more than that. We need to try and win all five.” – Ware on the Cowboys and the playoffs
NEW YORK – December 2, 2012 – Bob Costas interviewed Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware for tonight’s Week 13 edition of Football Night in America, which will preview Eagles-Cowboys, and will also include highlights, analysis and reaction to earlier Week 13 games.
Football Night In America, the most-watched pre-game studio show in sports, airs each Sunday at 7 p.m. ET with Costas hosting the program live from inside the stadium. He will be joined on site by Sunday Night Football commentators Al Michaels (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (analyst) as well as NBC NFL analyst and former Steelers WR Hines Ward for reaction to the afternoon games and to preview tonight’s match-up.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from Studio 8G at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza studios and is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com.
INTERVIEWS: Below are excerpts from Costas’ interviews with Coughlin and Cobb.
DEMARCUS WARE WITH BOB COSTAS
On the Cowboys record this season: “We have not been the team that we want to be, but we are on the road to where we need to be.”
On the Cowboys and the playoffs: “You say four of the five, but you need to look a little bit more than that. We need to try and win all five.”
On being held in the same regard as Lawrence Taylor and Reggie White: “Coming in and being a pass rusher, those are the guys that you look up to. Reggie White, Bruce Smith and Lawrence Taylor, those are the guys you try to idolize your pass rush skills after. To be named with those guys is a great honor.”
On playing for former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, and how often Parcells spoke about Lawrence Taylor: “When I first came to Dallas, he (Parcells) said this is who you need to play like. This is who you need to pass rush like. You need to have the same relentless demeanor. He stuck that in my head. Off the field, you are two different guys. On the field, this is how I want you to play.”
On being featured in a new cartoon on Nickelodeon: “The NFL and Nickelodeon teamed up, and I’m one of the characters in an episode that comes out soon. My character was all about being a leader and adapting to your environment. It’s weird to have my kids watching their daddy on television.”
I’m expecting ESPN’s quotage from Sunday NFL Countdown. Once it arrives in the Fang’s Bites inbox, I’ll post it here.