New York Giants: Mathias Kiwanuka Takes Shot at Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent IAugust 30, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Mathias Kiwanuka #94 of the New York Giants reacts against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The usually calm, cool and quiet New York Giants responded to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' comments from back in late July.

If you remember, Jones urged Dallas fans to come out to the stadium in Week 1 and watch his Cowboys "beat the New York Giants' asses."

Although it took more than a month for a response, that response came in the form of a Mathias Kiwanuka appearance on WFAN radio Thursday morning, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York.

The New York Giants have been whupping his ass for a long time. I mean it has got to be tough on the outside looking in on all these championships lately...But that is the feeling I feel like everybody in the league has, and what they should have. Because when you are on top, everybody should be wanting to knock you off.

The Giants aren't usually a team that hands out bulletin board material for their opponents; however, it's not like Kiwi really did that here.

ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano sums up the Kiwi comments, tweeting:


I don't see why the Kiwanuka quote is funny. I mean, I'm sure it IS tough for Jerry Jones to see the Giants winning championships.

— Dan Graziano (@espn_nfceast) August 30, 2012


Kiwanuka was merely pointing out the obvious, that the New York Giants are the reigning Super Bowl champions and have a history of beating the Cowboys when it counts most, something I touched on in my NFC East predictions.

Asked if he had any problem with his teammate's comments, defensive captain Justin Tuck responded by saying,  "Why not? I don't see why everybody else can talk about us and we can't fire back. So I ain't got no problem with it."

The comments came out of the Giants' camp just in time, less than a week before the NFL season opens with the Giants vs. Cowboys on the national stage on September 5.

Fellow NFC East teams continue to make noise while the Giants have remained relatively quiet (as usual).

The Cowboys have been dealing with Dez Bryant's antics, the Eagles have been working on finding suitable body armor for Michael Vick and the Washington Redskins have been busy developing a rookie quarterback.

As a Giants fan, you have to like what Kiwanuka said, merely because it's the truth.

When was the last time the Cowboys defeated the Giants in a meaningful game?

When was the last time that Dallas was relevant in the playoffs?

The Giants have the type of squad this season to backup their tough talk. Wednesday night's game just got a lot more interesting.

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