Chace Crawford on Super Bowl, Cowboys

Matt Bomer, Ryan Kwanten, Alicia Quarles and Chace Crawford play in the DIRECTV game. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Actor Chace Crawford spent Saturday in New Orleans playing in DIRECTV'S seventh annual celebrity football game; promoted Gillette's Kiss & Tell national experiment to see whether women prefer to kiss a man with stubble or with a smooth face; and then attended the Lacoste/GQ Super Bowl Party.

"That's what happens when you're unemployed!" Crawford joked.

Crawford, who starred for six years on "Gossip Girl," has a specific affinity for football and this weekend. He's the brother-in-law of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Playbook had a few minutes between events to talk with Crawford about his day.

How was the football game?

"It's always a blast to play. I was paired with Prime Time Deion Sanders, one of my favorites from my favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. It was the best. He loved ordering me around. When I dropped the ball, he told me to get my butt off the field."

Then you headed to the "Kiss and Tell" event with your full beard. Interesting.

"I was on that TV show for six years and every morning they shaved my face! Now I have this full beard. Maybe that's why they invited me to this event!"

I know you love the Cowboys. Bet you wish they were playing in the Super Bowl this weekend.

"Of course! I grew up living and breathing Cowboys. I went to almost every home game this past season and I'm going to do it again next season."

What do you think the Cowboys need to do to get over the hump?

"I don't know if I should go there! No, just kidding. It's so difficult to actually make the Super Bowl or even the playoffs. It's a battle. We have the talent to make it happen."

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. You celebrated New Year's in Australia and Super Bowl weekend here. What's your plan?

"I'm going to melt a pint of Haagen-Dazs ice cream and drink it. I'm going to sit in my house and cry. Honestly, I don't know. I always seem to forget the holiday. I'm probably going to forget it this year, too."