NFC Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Seahawks


49ers’ LB Fred Warner shared some of his thoughts and feelings about receiving the vaccination and says he is willing to share his experiences with players and teammates.

“At the end of the day, everyone makes their own decision, and that’s something that you’ve got to respect,” Warner said, via David Bonilla of “I am vaccinated, and I know that I’m a person that guys can come to, to ask some questions about it. What are their concerns, and stuff like that? That’s all I’m truly trying to be, is just a tool for people to use, a resource. If somebody’s got a question that they want to ask me, I’m more than open to answering.”

Warner believes that the 49ers have done a good job so far when it comes to educating players about getting vaccinated.

“Well, the vaccination conversation has been going on for the majority of the offseason, before this news even came out,” Warner said. “The team, I feel, has done a great job in informing the players about the vaccine to try to help guys feel comfortable about it.”

  • Warner on the upcoming training camp and season: “I’ve been telling guys that they’ve got to prepare their mind for by far the hardest training camp you’ve ever endured. Because if we really want to have the season we want, you’ve got to go through hell.” (Cam Inman)


Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones said he would “do anything known to man” for a Super Bowl title and it is the organization’s highest priority. 

“I’m not trying to be sacrilegious here but the facts are that I would, right now, if I could, and I knew had a good chance to do it, I would do anything known to man to get in a Super Bowl,” Jones said, via “That’s a fact. And there’s nothing, in my mind, that can have a higher priority than that.”

Jones added that he feels as motivated now as when he bought the team in 1989. 

“I feel as driven as I was when I first bought the team,” Jones said. “I was scared to death then and I’m scared to death now. I worry about what’s happening out here in the economy, the COVID, and I worry about our place in it in the NFL and where the place is in sports — I worry about that. But the thing that means the most to me, that I care about — and I can probably be anywhere in the world — I want to be here right now. I want to be here with our team.”


Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett said he and WR D.K. Metcalf “feed off of one another” on the field and encourage each other to improve. 

“I think the biggest thing just about me and D.K. is we’ve learned how to feed off of one another,” Lockett said, via “Being able to have another player on the other side who’s phenomenal, who’s dominant, it’s exciting for me to be able to watch him. I see him every single day in practice and so when we go out there in the games, we know that teams have to figure out what they’re going to do. So we’ve learned how to take what teams give us, we’ve learned how to encourage one another, and we’ve learned how to be each other’s cheerleader.”

Lockett reiterated that Metcalf and himself can lean on one another and have a “special” bond at receiver. 

“You never know what type of game it’s going to be for one of us, so we go out there and we have each other’s back. We encourage one another and that’s what makes this bond so special.”

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