SI: Take us into the huddle with 11 seconds left, down three to
the Giants, game on your shoulders in the Monday-nighter on Sept.
15 at the Meadowlands. What did you say?
Carter: First thing I told them was, "Make sure you get out of
bounds after the catch--or if you can't get out of bounds, get
down on the ground so you can call time out." No one else spoke.
They all knew what to do.
SI: Greatest Cowboys quarterback: Staubach or Aikman?
Carter: They were both great, but I have to go with Troy. He won
more Super Bowls.
SI: Give us a good Bill Parcells moment.
Carter: In camp I was struggling with a seven-on-seven drill. He
said, "If you can't complete passes in a seven-on-seven, when
there are no linemen, you're going to have a hard time playing
quarterback in this league." That got my attention. He creates an
atmosphere where you know you have to have your A game every day.
SI: Do you fear Parcells?
Carter: I fear God. I respect Coach Parcells.
SI: If you're not playing on a Monday night, what would you
rather do: watch the game, play Madden 2004, or have a few beers
and forget you're a football player?
Carter: I'm watching football.
SI: Halle Berry or Beyonce Knowles?