Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
“No doubt we’re going to win this game,” Thomas said Friday on Sirius XM NFL radio. “You can tell them, put it on a bulletin-board – it doesn’t matter, because we have to win this game. Our season is on the line right now.”
The Giants’ trash talk started minutes after they extended their winning streak to four games with a 27-13 victory Sunday over the Green Bay Packers. New York defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul threw the first verbal punch at the Cowboys.
No doubt we’re going to win this game. You can tell them, put it on a bulletin board — it doesn’t matter, because we have to win this game. Our season is on the line right now.
— Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas
“We’re going to put it on them, man,” Pierre-Paul said. “I’m pretty sure the offense is going to get going. The defense is going to get going even more. And the special teams will contribute to it.
“It’s going to be a fight. It’s going to be a dogfight. There’s going to be a lot of blood spilled out there.”
There have been a few other comments made by the Giants this week that could be considered bulletin-board material, but the Cowboys responded with a collective shrug, at least publicly.
“They’re getting on a roll and they understand how important this football game is,” Dallas quarterback Tony Romo said Thursday. “And we’re going to put our head down and go to work and let everybody else out there talk.”
Added Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware: “You know they have something to say every time we play them. They try to put the gas on the fire every time.”
New York defensive end Justin Tuck called this a “must-win” game for the 4-6 Giants earlier this week, a comment echoed by safety Antrell Rolle and Pierre-Paul. The 5-5 Cowboys opened the season with a 36-31 home win over New York, so the Cowboys can clinch the tiebreaker over the Giants with a victory Sunday.
“We had six turnovers the first game,” Thomas said during the Sirius XM NFL radio appearance. “We felt we gave that one away. As bad as we played on offense, as better as we could have played on defense, we felt like we really could have won that game.
“It really just kind of led to the 0-6 start that we didn’t win that game. It kind of left a bad taste in that mouth, so it’s definitely a redemption game for us.”
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