Way back in June, in an address to season ticket holders, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones warmly invited those present to come watch his team “beat the Giants’ asses” when they visit Cowboys Stadium in Week 8. Unsurprisingly, these remarks haven’t been forgotten between then and now, but Giants’ defensive end Justin Tuck doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the blustery owner’s prediction.
“I don’t play Jerry,” said Tuck, per the Dallas Morning News. “If he wants to put a jersey on and line up, then I’ll welcome that. But I don’t think Jerry is going to be doing any kicking of my posterior.”
For all the smack talk that crops up between the NFC East rivals, Tuck says that the Cowboys seem to game-plan for the Giants differently than any other team and vice versa--which, he believes, comes from a mutual respect.
“The thing I notice is Dallas plays us differently than they play any other team, it seems like,” he said. “And that’s a respect factor. And I think we do the same thing to them too.”
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