Monday Night Football on ESPN, October 1, 2012

The Dallas Cowboys host the Chicago Bears tonight on Monday Night Football on ESPN.  Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Michelle Tafoya have all the action beginning at 8:30p.m. ET.

Pregame action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL InsidersChris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will join the Countdown crew from Cowboys Stadium.

From ESPN PR, here are some of the highlights of tonight’s show:

  • ‘Gruden Extra’ with DeMarcus Ware:  The Cowboys All-Pro defensive end sits down for a one-on-one interview with MNF’s Gruden.
  • Soundtracks – Brandon Marshall:  The Chicago Bears wide receiver is wired for in-game audio during last week’s victory over the Rams.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – The Cowboys Cheerleaders: In his weekly feature, ESPN.com columnist and Monday Night Countdown essayist Rick Reilly presents the story of the Cowboys cheerleaders, one of the most famous cheerleading squads in the world.