Cover Two Podcast: Kickin’ it with Cooley, Ware


There’s a whole lot of NFC East chatter on this week’s “Cover Two podcast” with myself and Bucky Brooks, in large part because of our guests: Redskins TE Chris Cooley and Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware.

As usual, Cooley was frank and honest about, well, everything. The prolific tight end said that he thinks the Redskins will try to re-sign free agent WR Santana Moss, but added that the team still needs to upgrade the position.

So we asked him: Out of Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco or Plaxico Burress, who would be the better fit? Cooley answered Burress, because he’s probably been humbled by his experiences and would be eager to prove himself like Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Cooley also raved about Ware, not because of Ware’s pass-rushing prowess, but because of the linebacker’s dominance against the run. Cooley had some real insightful things to say after years of breaking down Ware on tape as well as trying to block him.

Ware, meanwhile, offered up a really good take on the main difference between former coach Wade Phillips and new coach Jason Garrett. He said Garrett was very much like former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells with his no-nonsense approach and repeated stress of fundamentals.

Ware also divulged that Cowboys players have been consistently showing up en masse for offseason workouts and that QB Tony Romo is one of many guys to show leadership in organizing those sessions. Ware also said second-year WR Dez Bryant has been a regular at the workouts and is developing good chemistry with Romo while showing no ill effects from last season’s ankle fracture that landed him on injured reserve.

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