Given the rivalry that has developed between the Giants and Cowboys over the years, you will rarely hear a player from one team complimenting the other. The two teams don’t like each other, and that is evident each time they square off in the regular season. However, DeMarcus Ware was recently asked what the Cowboys need to do in order to take the next step as a team, and he immediately brought up Dallas’ NFC East rival.
“I really don’t like to talk about the Giants, but their team camaraderie, where they had the adversity right at the beginning, and then all of a sudden, it really kicked in,” Ware said on NBC Sports Talk this week. “The last maybe eight games, the blood sweat and tears really kicked in, the guys started feeling it and they had that swagger about themselves.”
“It’s not on the coaches at all, it’s all about the players. It’s just being there for the man beside you.”
While Cowboys fans will likely cringe at the sound of one of their stars complimenting the G-Men, the truth of the matter is every team wants to be more like the Giants. They just won the Super Bowl, so whatever they did worked.
Moreover, leadership is clearly an issue within the Cowboys locker room. When players on your team can’t even name who the leaders are, something’s missing. The Cowboys can certainly take a page out of the Giants’ book when it comes to stepping up and leading your teammates on and off the field.Google+