Giants 'definitely' remember Jerry Jones' big boast
- By Marc Sessler
- Around the League Writer
- Published: Oct. 23, 2012 at 09:43 a.m.
- Updated: Oct. 23, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.
Back in the lazy days of summer, Jerry Jones took the mic and promised fans that his plaything, the Dallas Cowboys, would "beat the Giants' ass" at home this season.
New York is 5-2; Jerry's team sits at .500 and looks the part heading into Sunday's meeting at Cowboys Stadium.
At least a few Giants haven't forgotten the owner's high-octane soliloquy. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw told The Star-Ledger he "definitely" remembers the rant.
"We take pride in the billboard postings and different things, which motivates our team," Bradshaw said. "We just use it all for motivation for our team."
The Cowboys bordered on possessed in a season-opening win over New York, but Dallas has floated since. This team remains an error-prone, head-scratching operation that can't seem to get out of its own way.
Jones last winter lamented his team's inability to finish a season the way New York has done twice in five years: Sitting atop the mountain; overcoming its faults down the stretch to peak at the right time. That's been a problem for Dallas for the better part of two decades.
That flashy Week 1 win over Big Blue feels three years old. What Dallas does Sunday has a better chance of being remembered.