Phil Costa Talks Charity Work and Cowboys Football
Second-year lineman Phil Costa of the Dallas Cowboys spent part of his off-season helping teammate Miles Austin’s second annual golf outing in New Jersey. For Costa, the decision to help out at events like this was easy.
“It’s great I am happy to be out here and happy to support Miles and his charity. He is a great guy so it is nice to come out here and support him. I am always trying to talk to schools, do charity events. How fortunate we are to do what we do, how lucky we are, so you have to give the time back,” he told Class Act Sports.
Costa also declined to take any of the credit for the Cowboys’ success last season.
“As a lineman, you don’t want to be recognized too much. You want to do your thing, show up every day and work hard. We got a great running back, quarterback, so it makes us look good,” he said.
The Cowboys missed the playoffs after faltering at the end of the regular season, but Costa expects them to be back this season.
“I think right now we are getting there. We had good OTA’s, good mini-camp, and we are improving every day. Just sticking together and putting it together in the fourth quarter and winning,” Costa said.
He never gives up on any play, because you never know which one can be the difference between winning and losing.
“You don’t know what play is going to be huge. There are 80 snaps out there and you don’t know what play it’s going to be that’s why you have to sell out on every one,” he told Class Act Sports.
And how about his golf game?
“I had a good teammate out there. Three good guys with me, so we did pretty well. One guy was killing it. I think the trick is watching a lot of ‘Happy Gilmore’,” Costa joked.