The defending Super Bowl champion Giants probably didn’t need any added motivation to make them want to beat the Cowboys this upcoming season, but they got it anyway. Speaking to a group of fans about a month ago, Jerry Jones urged people to come on out to Cowboys Stadium and watch Dallas beat New York’s ass this season. The comment did not sit well with the Giants locker room, but most of them laughed it off. Linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka says he understands why Jones would say something like that.
“He should. I mean, the Giants have been whupping his ass for a long time,” Kiwanuka told the Boomer and Carton Show according to The Star-Ledger. “It’s gotta be tough on the outside looking in on all of these championships lately. That’s the feeling I feel like everybody in the league has and everybody should have because we’re here on top and everybody should be wanting to knock you off.”
Trading shots back and forth leading up to and during the season is certainly nothing new for these two rivals. Given the recent history of the two franchises, Jerry would have probably been wise to not make that comment. New York has won two Super Bowls this decade. The Cowboys have won nothing.
Does the banter mean anything at the end of the day? Not really, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a newspaper headline of Jerruh saying his team is going to whoop New York’s ass is hanging in the Giants locker room when the season opens on Sept. 5.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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