Hall of Fame quarterback/Cowboys Ring of Honor member/Fox analyst Troy Aikman made a few waves a couple weeks ago when he suggested that for all its opulence, the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium doesn’t give the team after whom its named much of a home field advantage.
It’s hard to argue this point, as Dallas has always hovered around the .500 mark at JerryWorld, but the lack of an advantage is especially evident where the New York Giants are concerned.
The Giants are 3-0 at Cowboys Stadium, with the first of these wins coming in the first ever game at the venue.
As they prepare to welcome these Giants to Cowboys Stadium for the fourth time, the Cowboys aren’t dwelling on this record--not even in order to derive some added motivation for Sunday afternoon’s NFC East showdown. According to outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, there’s no need.
“It won’t even be on my mind at all,” Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. “I don’t care that they’ve won every single time here at our stadium. We’ve just got to find some way to beat them and win the game. We have an opportunity to do that this week.”
Like Ware, head coach Jason Garrett believes the Giants being the Giants provides enough motivation for Dallas, regardless of the venue or recent history between the two rivals.
“Again, it’s the Giants,” Garrett said. “They’re the world champs. They’re our next opponent. We have great respect for them. Cowboys Stadium, MetLife Stadium, the Meadowlands, the parking lot or on the moon, we’ve just got to go play our best football.”
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