The Giants are ready to RSVP to Jerry Jones’ invitation.
This Sunday is the game the Cowboys owner was referring to during the preseason when kicked off training camp by famously inviting everyone to “come to Cowboys Stadium and watch us beat the Giants' (butts).”
It’s a slight the Giants have not forgotten.
“I remember that very well,” Victor Cruz said. “But we’ve still got to play the game. We understand that. We’ll be there.”
“Definitely,” Ahmad Bradshaw said of remembering Jones’ words, channeling his anger for at least one moment away from his coach and teammates and towards the Cowboys. “We take pride in the (bulletin board) postings which motivates our team. We just use it all for motivation for the game.”
Adding to the rivalry is the Giants’ 24-17 loss to the Cowboys on Sept. 5, a game in which they began the defense of their Super Bowl season with a thud.
“We are definitely looking for get-back," safety Antrel Rolle said. "We’re definitely looking for some get-back at this point in time."
The Giants are in first place in the NFC East, but a loss on Sunday would put the Cowboys in first place, tied with the Giants in the loss column with two head-to-head victories. That’s why Rolle called this a “must-win” game.
The Giants aren’t too concerned, though. They haven’t lost a game in Dallas since 2008 and have not lost in Jones’ new stadium in three visits.
“No question,” Bradshaw said when asked if the Giants are looking forward to this game. “We have fun in Dallas Stadium.”
It’s called Cowboys Stadium now. It says it right there on the invitation.