Jerry Jones added a little extra motivation, if you will, to the season opener between his Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. The boisterous owner said during training camp he wanted the [Cowboys] fans to come out and watch the Cowboys “beat the Giants’ [rear end].”
The media has tried to get the Giants to acknowledge Jones, maybe in an attempt to create headlines or just add more fuel to the fire, but honestly the Giants don’t have to say much, they simply let their play do the talking.
Going all the way back to the 2007 playoffs; the No. 1 seeded Cowboys (13-3) got shut down by the wildcard Giants (9-7) en route to their first of two Super Bowl victories in five years. The Giants have since taken seven-of-nine games from Dallas and are hoping to carry that momentum into Wednesday’s season opener.
On paper the Cowboys vs. the Giants is considered a rivalry game, but the truth is the Giants have dominated the Cowboys, something that Jones knows all too well. He’s said since the beginning of the preseason that he wants his Cowboys in the position that the Giants are in.
Recently Giants’ linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka responded to Jones’ comments about the Cowboys beating the Giants [rear end]:
“He should. I mean, the Giants have been whooping his [rear end] for a long time.”
Jones replied by saying, “It just reminds me that he’s right. They have taken the bacon from us the last few years and certainly last year.”
Needless to say, but I’ll say it anyway; the Cowboys must find a way to win Wednesday’s game. It will undoubtedly set the tone for the rest of the season.
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