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New York Giants Wise to Pay No Mind to Jerry Jones' Comments

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 1:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys and Eli Manning #!0 of the New York Giants shake hands after their game at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Pete SchauerCorrespondent IOctober 23, 2016

The Dallas Cowboys haven't won a Super Bowl since 1995.

They've only won the NFC East twice since 2000.

They're 4-7 against the Giants since the 2007 season, including dropping two games within four weeks of each other last season to help the Giants win the division and eventually win Super Bowl XLVI.

And yet Jerry Jones still can't help keeping the G-Men out of his mouth.

It was Monday, July 30 that Jones (via USA Today) said, "Y'all should come to Cowboys Stadium and watch us beat the Giants' asses," setting the table for the season opener in New York on Wednesday, September 5.

Maybe Jones is becoming senile and forgot that the Giants are 3-0 against his Boys in Cowboys Stadium, or that the Cowboys have made the postseason just four times since 2000, winning just once as the Wild Card over the Philadelphia Eagles before being stomped by the Minnesota Vikings.

Regardless of what's going on in Jones' mind, one thing is for sure—the Giants aren't about to sink to their foes' level.

Justin Tuck not really entertaining Jerry Jones' comment. Just uses Giants motto: "talk is cheap, play the game"

— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) August 1, 2012

 

The closest New York came to firing back at Jones and the Cowboys was via owner John Mara, who according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, did this:

"The closest thing to a response was made in jest by owner John Mara, who pointed to a bandage on his forehead and said to a couple of reporters, "you should see what Jerry Jones looks like" with a chuckle."

Even ex-Cowboy Martellus Bennett—who hasn't been shy of late about his disdain for Dallas—wisely brushed off the comments made by his former team.

The fact of the matter is that the Giants are going to let their play do the talking rather than their jaws (as opposed to cross-town rivals Rex Ryan and the New York Jets).

Dallas has had little success against the Giants of late and Eli Manning and the Giants are showing no signs of slowing down.

Regardless of what Amani Toomer is smoking (h/t ESPN), Manning is, in fact, a better quarterback than Tony Romo.

New York boasts a better receiving corp, sharper running backs and a monstrous defensive line that Romo is still having nightmares about. 

The Giants will be ready on September 5. Will Dez Bryant and the Cowboys?

 

Want to talk Giants football or sports in general? Hit me up on Twitter @Pete_Schauer

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