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Rolle is ready for the Cowboys and their "horrible" record

Giants safety Deon Grant sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback

Giants safety Deon Grant sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna during the second quarter. (Oct. 25, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

It might be easy for the Giants to overlook the Cowboys this week. They are, afterall, at different ends of the power spectrum in the NFL. The Giants are considered the best team in the NFC -- perhaps even the NFL -- with a 6-2 record while the Cowboys just fired their head coach after a 1-7 start.

But Antrel Rolle said the Giants will be up for this game.

"You'd better stay focused playing the Dallas Cowboys," he said on his weekly interview with WFAN. "They might have a horrible record, but in my eyes the Cowboys are still the Cowboys. I know the talent they have on the team. I'm very familiar with the players they have on the team. For whatever reason it's just not clicking.

"Not under any means are we going to take these guys lightly coming into the Giants field come Sunday," he said. "We're going to be on top of our game. We're going to be more on top of our game than we were the first time that we played them."

That would be on Oct. 25, when the Giants won 41-35 and knocked Tony Romo out of the game early.

Rolle wouldn't bite when asked about where the Giants stand in the NFL:

"Right now we're just jelling," he said. "I can't say we're the best team in the NFL. I feel like if we're on our game we can beat anybody but that doesn't mean that we're so good that we can't be beaten also. We just have to stay on top of our game and keep doing what we're doing each and every week."

He also said that the gameplan for the win over the Seahawks did not change when Charlie Whitehurst was named starting quarterback. If anything, it was simplified.

"A lot of the things that we put in during the week, we didn't even have to run it," Rolle said. "We beat them with pretty much four calls that we had all game, four to five calls. We didn't really do much at all of what we practiced during the week."


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