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Justin Pugh Says Giants Would Have Beaten Cowboys in Potential Playoff Matchup

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22:  Justin Pugh #67 of the New York Giants s enters the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles  their game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2017

The New York Giants may have exited the NFL playoffs, but that didn't stop offensive guard Justin Pugh from getting in a little trash talk toward the Dallas Cowboys

"They're lucky that we didn't go beat the Green Bay Packers," Pugh said, per the New York Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel. "If we were going to come to Dallas, we were going to beat them (the Cowboys) a third time."

Pugh and his Giants teammates won't have the opportunity to back up his boast after New York lost 38-13 to Green Bay in the NFC Wild Card Round.

Pugh offered his overall thoughts on the 2016 season in a video for UNINTERRUPTED on Monday:

His assertion about the Cowboys isn't without some merit. The Giants won both of their head-to-head matchups against Dallas. They prevailed 20-19 on the road in Week 1 and then beat the Cowboys 10-7 at home in Week 14.

But those victories are a cold comfort for Giants fans after New York allowed Aaron Rodgers to throw for 362 yards and four touchdowns in the team's first trip to the postseason since 2011.

And should the Cowboys go on to clinch the NFC title or win Super Bowl LI in February, their two defeats to New York will likely become afterthoughts in the ongoing rivalry between the two teams.

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