Price Understands Role
Peerless Price Comments (8:40)
"I think the main reason I picked Dallas because it's the opportunity to play with Drew Bledsoe," said Price. "It was important because he knows me, and I know him. We talked a few times throughout this process. We talked a lot and he did play a part in the decision.
"I think he understands my game and I understand his game. He just gives me the opportunity to make plays."
Price caught a career-high 94 passes for 1,252 yards and nine touchdowns in 2002 when both players were with the Buffalo Bills.
Price also said several other members of the Cowboys played a key role in him signing with Dallas. "Coach Parcells played a major part, Jerry Jones played a major part," he said. "And just playing with the guys that already established, like Terry Glenn and Keyshawn Johnson."
When asked about his role with his new team, Price responded, "I'll make it. I guess we'll do that during practice. I guess I'm comfortable with the situation or I wouldn't have chosen this spot.
"I'm just looking for the opportunity to make plays and have fun playing football again."
As far as playing in the season opener this weekend against the San Diego Chargers, Price said he should be able to get enough practice time in to see the field.
"If it is on a small scale, I think I can do something this weekend," he said.
Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells was equally as enthusiastic about the signing, but warned that Price has much to learn in a short period of time.
"I told him you have to earn your way in," Parcells said. "These guys have been through a hard camp and these players have won my respect so he's going to have to do something to do that. This system is not like anything he's been with in the past."
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