The Cowboys are the home team this week, so it’s only fitting that they should get first serve in the semi-annual volley of trash talking between the two teams. Their primary targets were two outspoken Dallas-haters: Justin Tuck and Brandon Jacobs.
DeMarcus Ware, who didn’t even practice for the Cowboys today, told reporters in Dallas that the reason Tuck hates the Cowboys is jealousy.
“He says that because maybe he wants to play here," Ware said of Tuck’s unfettered disgust of the Cowboys and his calling Cowboys Stadium a dump. “Everybody wants to play for the Cowboys. If I wasn't playing for Cowboys I would call it that too because I want to play for them."
As for Jacobs, cornerback Mike Jenkins said his trash-talking is to be expected. “That’s him,” he said. “That’s what you get from him. He’s a bully.”
Tuck and Jacobs are two of the most overt Dallas despisers on the Giants. Ware said that the feeling is reciprocated, but the stakes this time make things that much more heated.
"I hate anytime that we play them," Ware said. "It's just not the Giants, because guess what, the team is trying to come in here and take your manhood. So it don't matter who you're playing. It's sort of like a battle, gladiator against gladiator, who wants it the most. It's not just the Giants, so there is a lot at stake. You're playing for first place and you got to get out there and play hard."
So can the Cowboys get their manhood back by beating the Giants?
“We've got to figure out how to get that back,” Ware said.
What did Tuck and Jacobs have to say about those comments? They get their chance to return serve tomorrow when it is their day to address the media.