Orlando Scandrick, Jason Hatcher blast Giants after win
We heard a lot of talk from the New York Giants throughout the week last week. For the most part, the Dallas Cowboys took the high road. Jason Garrett’s team decided to do its talking on the field, and Dallas came away with a huge win on the road against their biggest rival. Naturally, some of the Cowboys players threw the Giants’ smack talk in their face after the game.
“They talked and they talked and they talked,” cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who kept Victor Cruz in check, told Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post. “I’ve never in my life heard a team that was 4-6 talk like that. We were 5-5, and we knew we had no room to talk.”
Last week, Jason Pierre-Paul said the Giants were going to “hunt” Tony Romo. He also said there would be “blood spilled” during the matchup, which may have simply been a reference to what he anticipated would be a hard-fought game. Still, Scandrick ripped him for it.
“I don’t know what the hell that was,” Scandrick said. “You just need to be quiet sometimes and do your talking with your play. I feel like it started as soon as the game ended for them last Sunday. Jason Pierre-Paul was like, ‘There’s going to be bloodshed.’ Did he even record a stat on the final stat sheet?’”
Dallas defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, who sacked Eli Manning twice, also took aim at Pierre-Paul.
“I just finished eating a Giant, and there’s some leftover blood,” Hatcher joked when a reporter asked him about the fake blood he had all over his face. “They said blood was going to be shed, right?”
Scandrick was also steaming after NFL analyst Mike Ditka predicted that the Cowboys would have no answer for Cruz, who was held to four catches for 27 yards and lost a fumble that Scandrick helped strip away.
“Oh, really, Mike Ditka?” Scandrick said. “The guy who traded his entire draft for a running back? That Mike Ditka?”
Scandrick ended his rant by saying that he was surprised Tom Coughlin let his 4-6 team talk like that heading into the game, which I tend to agree with. The Giants have always been known for running their mouths and have backed it up in the past, but there’s no need to get cocky with the media when you’re a 4-6 team. I’d say they learned their lesson when it comes to trash talk, but we all know that’s simply not true.