Sunday, October 13th, 2013


Football Night in America Preview – Week 6

There aren’t any moral victories.” – DeMarcus Ware

“Sometimes I tire myself out just by being so excited.” – Pierre Garcon on his excitement for the game

NEW YORK – October 13, 2013 – Bob Costas interviewed Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware and Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon for tonight’s Week 6 edition of Football Night in America, which will preview Redskins-Cowboys, and include highlights, analysis and reaction to earlier Week 6 games.

Football Night, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, airs each Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC 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) for reaction to the afternoon games and to preview tonight’s match-up.

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from famous Studio 8H at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza studios in New York City. He is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy; two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison; Peter King of Sports Illustrated; Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk on and NBCSN; and Scott Pioli, the former NFL Executive of the Year who is new to the NBC NFL team this season. Carolyn Manno will report from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on the Saints-Patriots game.

INTERVIEWS: Below are excerpts from Costas’ interviews with Ware and Garcon. If used, please note the mandatory credit: “In an exclusive interview airing tonight on Football Night in America.”


On Monte Kiffin saying the defense lost last week’s game vs. Denver: “I feel the same way. If the offense is going to put up 48 points, you’ve got to win the game no matter if someone throws an interception at the end of the game or how someone plays in the last two minutes. We preach finish.”

On if there are any moral victories: “No. At the end of the day, an L is an L and a W is a W. We lost that game. There aren’t any moral victories. When we lose, we lose and it hurts. You have to find some way to fight back, and we’re going to do that this week.”

On recovering from Broncos game: “What are we going to do this week? We’ve got a divisional opponent coming here this week; a late-night game, and you’re playing the Washington Redskins. So, (we) have an opportunity to put the smack down. We gotta get it done.”


On which DB he’s looking forward to playing against: “All of them. Every play is an opportunity to make a play. It’s a matchup. It’s a battle.”

On having a bounce in his step: “I’m enjoying it. I’m enjoying life. It took a lot of hard work to get here. I come from D-III where not too many guys make it here. I’m representing those guys and I’m giving them effort.”

On his excitement to play tonight: “The energy is crazy. The blood’s flowing, and everything’s going. There’s just so much intensity going when I’m out there, sometimes I tire myself out just by being so excited.”