After a long offseason, the 2012 NFL season is set to get under way on Wednesday night as the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night. The Giants won both regular season matchups in 2011 (including an impressive come-from-behind win in Week 14), but for some reason, the Cowboys seem to believe they have the rights to begin trash talking their NFC East opponents.
Not only has Dallas made just one playoff appearance over the last four seasons, but they’ve only recorded one win in the postseason dating back to 1996. The Cowboys have been heavily criticized throughout the Tony Romo era for having highly-talented teams that have failed to win when it matters the most and until their accomplishments are on the same level of the Giants, there’s no room for them to talk at all.
When Dallas wins two Super Bowls in a five-year span like New York has, then their players can talk all of the trash they want when these two teams square off during the regular season. Until then, the Cowboys need to let their performances on the football field do the talking before they can even consider doing it off the field.
Wednesday’s matchup should live up to the hype between these division rivals, but expect the Giants to come out on top in this one. Don’t be surprised if this team carries over momentum from the end of last year and starts the 2012 season 1-0.
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