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DeMarcus Ware thinks the Cowboys need to be more like the Giants

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Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware says the difference between the Cowboys and the Super Bowl champion Giants is less about talent than it is about togetherness.

Asked on NBC Sports Talk to name what the Cowboys need to do to take the next step toward the Super Bowl, Ware brought up the Giants and said he noticed that the Cowboys’ NFC East rivals came together as a team when they needed to last season. Ware thinks the Cowboys could learn something from that.

“I really don’t like to talk about the Giants, but their team camaraderie, where they had the adversity right at the beginning, and then all of a sudden, it really kicked in,” Ware said. “The last maybe eight games, the blood sweat and tears really kicked in, the guys started feeling it and they had that swagger about themselves.”

Ware said that for the Cowboys to emulate the Giants, it’s going to need to come from the players, not the coaching staff.

“It’s not on the coaches at all, it’s all about the players,” Ware said. “It’s just being there for the man beside you.”

Here’s Ware’s interview:

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82 Responses to “DeMarcus Ware thinks the Cowboys need to be more like the Giants”
  1. chillyp says: Apr 24, 2012 1:51 PM

    Maybe get a great QB and not a paper champ QB and you’ll be like the Giants.

  2. DCBlueStar says: Apr 24, 2012 1:52 PM

    Here we go. In before idiot fans somehow make this a bad thing… 3… 2… 1…

  3. pftcensorssuck says: Apr 24, 2012 1:55 PM

    Umm….. no.

    It’s about the talent.

  4. dublindemonszfl says: Apr 24, 2012 1:56 PM

    And less like the Redskins.

  5. Waxxx4321 says: Apr 24, 2012 1:58 PM

    Thats because Demarcus Ware knows the Cowboys are overated, they are overpaid a real lousy organization with that gay blue uniform on, a gay quarterback..i..mean who cares about the Cowboys anyway…..Hail Skins….rather we get RG3 or Luck…its ON……

  6. nard100 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:00 PM

    DeMarcus, 2 things:

    1. The coach is one of the main reasons they were able to pull together. TC is not about being flashy, he’s about winning. Ryan is about telling the world how great his D is. Also, TC wouldn’t let the team give up even when they were in the middle of a 4 game losing streak.

    2. Chris Canty says there’s room on the roster for a LB on the bandwagon.

    Go Giants

  7. fijabbersman345 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:02 PM

    That awkward moment when…

    Also, you should just type out the transcripts because I would much rather like reading what you guys talked about when I’m procrastinating then rolling up a video. Not that they aren’t appreciated, though :D

  8. Awol.West says: Apr 24, 2012 2:03 PM

    Ware is a pro, he understands what it takes. It’s up to each guy to buy in, but I don’t think their defensive unit (from the top down) is capable. Ware is a sack master, but i barely impacts the game because his team has been mentally weak and simply not good enough.

    I don’t think Brandon Carr solves their secondary issues, but maybe they fill the holes via draft and the second wave of free agency coming up (after players get cut for youth and salary purposes).

  9. bamboozle99 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:04 PM

    Cowboys under Jerry Jones will never be like the Giants.

  10. tennesseeoilers says: Apr 24, 2012 2:04 PM

    Um, more like the Giants? How about starting with being more like ANY other team? I mean, come on … Dallas’ excuse for a franchise has managed to win only one playoff game in the last 16 (that’s SIXTEEN) years.

  11. JC says: Apr 24, 2012 2:05 PM

    MDS yet again writing an asinine headline to get the Cowboy haters fired up. What a clown.

  12. tennesseeoilers says: Apr 24, 2012 2:09 PM

    Actually, dublindemonszfl, being more like the Redskins would be a noticeable improvement for the Cowboys. After all, even the Redskins have won twice as many playoff games as the Cowboys the past 16 years!

  13. jayhit says: Apr 24, 2012 2:09 PM

    Someone needs a hug…

  14. rexryanschoolofpodiatry says: Apr 24, 2012 2:09 PM

    Cowboys should draft Tannehill…I mean lets face it, your QB is Tony Romo….

  15. cowboyfan43 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:15 PM

    all this hating on the cowboys…

    The Super Bowl Giants will be last in the NFC east this year, right there with the skins

    Guess what Giants fans, Now you guys have no run Game. No run game equals a bad season

    so hate all you want its the Eagles and the Cowboys who will run this division this year

  16. tinbender2000 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:17 PM

    He has a valid point.If you don’t think you’re a winner you’ll never be one.

  17. starfan79 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:18 PM

    I like how everybody has jumped all over Rob Ryan saying he is a no talent coach cause they were bad last year. He only had 4 weeks to implement his defense.. Think about it, 4 weeks to implement a whole new style of defense with new terminology, that requires different kinds of players. Lets judge on this year please. Dallas needs to be able to rush 3 and still get pressure, let’s work in that and then we will be contenders.

  18. dtlb58 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:21 PM

    its about building a TEAM. Not getting the most talent.
    Look at the Redskins and Eagles.
    The Patroits dont have all world talent all the time but they are always on the same page as players and have a common goal.

  19. dgbk says: Apr 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    @ nard rob ryan is not the HC he is a DC ….why compare him to coughlin makes no sense….. giants got hot at the right time lets not act like they ran threw the league with. and went 19-0… everyone was ready to throw coughlin under the bus but now he is a great coach again yipppie smh

  20. bobhk says: Apr 24, 2012 2:26 PM

    First JJ says that the difference between Cowboys and Giants was the QB.

    Then the Cowboys DL said that he did not know if there was any leader on that team.

    Now, Ware says that Cowboys needs more camaraderie (just like the Giants).

    Anyone notice a pattern here?

  21. 49ersgiants4life says: Apr 24, 2012 2:32 PM

    I respect the hell out of Demarcus ware I think he knows what he’s talking about seeing as he plays in the NFL and we don’t

  22. alaricsrevenge says: Apr 24, 2012 2:38 PM

    DeMarcus Ware thinks the Cowboys need to be more like the Giants…

    By that you meant relevant?

    GO BIRDS

  23. cooklynn17 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:39 PM

    I think D Ware meant to say he wants to be a Giant, or be like the Giants, either one would work out just fine.

  24. rooneyruleblues says: Apr 24, 2012 2:41 PM

    rooneyruleblues thinks Mike Florio needs to be a lot more like Peter King.

  25. jakek2 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:43 PM

    The only thing separating the Cowboys and Giants is a pass rush, some coverage and a team leader. Coverage looks better when the pass rush gets home so really the Boys only need a rusher and a team leader. Tuck, usually the silent type, finally stepped out of his shell late last year and took the reigns. D-Ware or even Romo (dude may have a gay last name but is tough as hell) can do the same thing. Then, really, Boys only need a pass rusher.

    These teams aren’t far apart. This coming from an objective Giants’ fan.

  26. bobhk says: Apr 24, 2012 2:44 PM

    I think Ware is totally right.
    When adversity struck the Giants they responded.
    With the season on the line, Cowboys responded by losing 4 out of the final 5 games of the season.

    Weak…

  27. realdealsteel says: Apr 24, 2012 2:45 PM

    Jerry Jones still running the Cowboys? Well that’s the problem.

  28. cowboyhater says: Apr 24, 2012 2:51 PM

    Can’t stand both teams, and their arrogant fans (including Philadelphia!). Lived in the DC area all my life, and having to deal with all the transplant fans that infiltrate the area, and the fans (Cowboys mostly) that are DC natives are the most unbearable, unruly fans there are. They purposely rant and rave at the stadium, while standing up in their seats beating their chests and acting like a**es. And you wonder why the local skins fans are the way they are. The DC area is full of transplants, from all over the U.S. which is why you see many fans from the opposition at FedEx field. I wish Dan would just build a smaller stadium in DC, that is metro accessible and make it that much harder for these idiots to get tickets to the game. Sorry, it’s not about the article, but just wanted to rant a bit. This is really for all the local skins fans, could care less about the Giants, Cowboys, or Eagles. HTTR! (This means “Hail To The Redskins” for those who continually see this after a skins fan ends their comments.) Ok, I’m finished. Thumbs down all you want, but it felt good to get that off my chest.

  29. cooklynn17 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:51 PM

    cowboyfan43 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:15 PM

    all this hating on the cowboys…

    The Super Bowl Giants will be last in the NFC east this year, right there with the skins

    Guess what Giants fans, Now you guys have no run Game. No run game equals a bad season

    so hate all you want its the Eagles and the Cowboys who will run this division this year
    _________________________________________________________________
    You must be some country hick dumb ass, did you not see the previous post about the cowgirls winning only one playoff game in the last 16 years. You are going to run the
    division this year? Yeah, just like last year right when the Giants beat that ass twice. You know what you need to do slick? Worry about beating the Giants at home in Arlington, 0 and 3.

    Cowboy stadium: owned and operated by the New York Giants. Your season starts 0 and 1. Bow down to the Champs Bitch.

  30. gmen2011 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:55 PM

    cowboy43…..News Flash

    Giants didnt have a running game last year..

    how that work out?

  31. taintedlombardis says: Apr 24, 2012 2:56 PM

    Is he saying he wants the Cowboys to fake injuries?

  32. giantsfan2104 says: Apr 24, 2012 2:59 PM

    Interesting.

    Last year Justin Tuck said something about not liking the Cowboys. Ware responded with something to the effect of “He just wishes he were a Cowboy”.

  33. andreidan says: Apr 24, 2012 3:05 PM

    Cowboys = lose with a talented team
    Giants = win with a lot of mediocre talent but a lot of heart.
    Yeah, I can see why he would like the Giants.

  34. jakek2 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:06 PM

    @cowboyfan43

    We had the worst running game in the NFL last year and still won the whole thing. If we move up 10 spots, you might as well leave your black pleather Cowboy 5x SB champ jacket in your closet and save your money on the Ticket because the Bois will have NO chance.

  35. superboys5x says: Apr 24, 2012 3:10 PM

    Does anyone remember the Giants were a 9-7 team and lucky to be that? The lost to a bad Skins team twice? 2 super bowls cant take that away, but they are likely the 2 worst super bowl winners ever. They were as much lucky as they were good. Eli has made plays when it counts but he is over rated as a passer, look at the actual stats and his overall winning %. Romo is a superior passer who has had less of a team around him, a defense not making stops is what has hindered the Cowboys, Jerry may not be the best GM in the league but he has 3 super bowls under his belt and several HOF and future HOF players drafted under his watch. Aikman, Smith, Larry Allen, D Ware, Jason Witten and when Romo wins his Super Bowl with his career stats he would have a chance at the HOF!

  36. bigbluecrew420 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:14 PM

    Cowboyfan43 spewed….

    all this hating on the cowboys…

    The Super Bowl Giants will be last in the NFC east this year, right there with the skins

    Guess what Giants fans, Now you guys have no run Game. No run game equals a bad season

    so hate all you want its the Eagles and the Cowboys who will run this division this year

    —————————————————-

    We have Eli…..

    2× Pro Bowl (2008, 2011)
    2× Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLVI)
    2× Super Bowl MVP (XLII, XLVI)
    2× NFC Champion (2007, 2011)
    NFL Record most 4th quarter touchdown passes in a season (15)
    Tied NFL Record longest pass completion and touchdown (99 yards)
    NFL Record most road playoff wins by a quarterback (5)
    Tied NFL Record most game-winning drives in a season (8)
    Most road wins in a single regular season and postseason by a starting quarterback (10)
    Most passing yards in a single postseason (1219 yards)

    YOU have Romo…

    1 playoff win

    You should be taking notes, not preaching. You sound like jerrah lol

  37. liveonthepackerhotline says: Apr 24, 2012 3:21 PM

    Even the Raiders are better…

  38. canesgiants says: Apr 24, 2012 3:22 PM

    Guess what Giants fans, Now you guys have no run Game. No run game equals a bad season
    ====================================
    hate to break it to u billy joe bob BUT guess who finished last in the league in rushing last season–

  39. silverhairedfox says: Apr 24, 2012 3:23 PM

    @cooklyn17, someone found your micro sized p#nis in the trash. You should go get it before they feed it to a stray dog. Remember, the Cowboys “own” that nice new stadium your Giants are playing in too. Loser.

  40. electionconfidential says: Apr 24, 2012 3:27 PM

    The Cowboys have an owner problem. He micro-manages and runs people off. Can you imagine how bad Jones must be for Jimmy Johnson to quit on the threshold of a three-peat??

    Of course I understand that Ware can’t say that.

  41. kappy32 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:29 PM

    Is Ware lining himself up to play for a professional organization when his contract is up? I guess not every Cowboy is dumb. Despite those comments, the real difference is Eli Manning & Tony Romo. When the Giants were in close games at the end, Eli stepped up & got that go ahead score. Tiny Romo, on the other hand, continued to fail in the clutch. Take the Jets game to open the season for example. They’re up 17 points in the 4th & Romo turns the ball over when his team needs just a couple plays to seal the game. If they won that game, the last game v. The Giants is irrelevant & the G-Men don’t win the Super Bowl. Eli Manning NEVER let his team down in the clutch & that was the difference.

  42. trolling4haters says: Apr 24, 2012 3:30 PM

    “Cowboy stadium: owned and operated by the New York Giants. Your season starts 0 and 1. Bow down to the Champs Bitch”

    It’s funny how everyone is so tough when they have a computer. I swear it seems like only teenages use this site anymore. Seriously!?! “Bow down to the champs bitch” What are you 15?

    I’m all for being passionate and having dislike for others teams, but some of you really scare me, acting like you might murder someone because they root for the Cowboys. It’s sickening

  43. nygiants2286 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:34 PM

    cowboyfan43 says:
    Apr 24, 2012 2:15 PM
    all this hating on the cowboys…

    The Super Bowl Giants will be last in the NFC east this year, right there with the skins

    Guess what Giants fans, Now you guys have no run Game. No run game equals a bad season

    so hate all you want its the Eagles and the Cowboys who will run this division this year
    ————————————————–

    FYI, the Giants were last in the NFL in rushing last year and won the super bowl.

    Look dude, your a loser hick who in all likelihood, live in your parents trailer, rides a horse, and wears those hideous cowboy boots

  44. reach4succeed says: Apr 24, 2012 3:42 PM

    I am a huge Redskin fan so it would be great if the Cowboys tried very hard to more like the Redskins. And if the Giants tried very hard to not try to so hard at seasons end. And in the afterlife God says the Cowboys were America’s team but the Redskins were mine.

  45. rackitradio says: Apr 24, 2012 3:42 PM

    andreidan says:
    Apr 24, 2012 3:05 PM
    Cowboys = lose with a talented team
    Giants = win with a lot of mediocre talent but a lot of heart.
    Yeah, I can see why he would like the Giants.

    ==================================

    Mediocre talent? Manning, Nicks, Osi, Tuck, JPP, Kiwi, and Webster (just to name a few) are NOT mediocre.

  46. markdamack says: Apr 24, 2012 3:43 PM

    The hive mind strikes again.

    The “Romo Sucks” argument is well over-played. Each and every year he’s one of the best QB’s in the league, we have a top offense (even with consistantly horrible o-line play) and a horrible defense for the past several years. Give it up. The guy threw more td’s and less picks than Eli did last year.

    Then..

    Ware offers up a little respect to the Giants, and you talk smack. Stay classy guys.

    The fact is, the Giants stepped up and did what they had to at the right time. Good job, you got the Lombardi and that’s what matters.

  47. blu4l1fe says: Apr 24, 2012 3:43 PM

    cowboyfan43 says:
    Apr 24, 2012 2:15 PM

    all this hating on the cowboys…

    The Super Bowl Giants will be last in the NFC east this year, right there with the skins

    Guess what Giants fans, Now you guys have no run Game. No run game equals a bad season

    so hate all you want its the Eagles and the Cowboys who will run this division this year

    ——————————————

    A couple of things why I do like this prediction more than others:

    It’s similar to all the other COWBOY fan predictions every year.

    It guarantees the Eagles and the Cowboys to “run the division” but not win a playoff or even make it to the Super Bowl.

    Go ahead cowboyfan43, predict again before any game has even been played. Hey, you may get lucky one of these days and may actually be right. But then again, I dunno……

    Tell you what, let’s get back to your prediction at the end of the season and see if you actually made sense today…..

    Thanks, I needed the laugh!!!!

  48. kappy32 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:44 PM

    @Cowboysfan43:
    Are you crazy? A Cowboy fan should be the last one talking about not having a running game. Are you relying on MeMarco Murray? If you knew anything about him, you would know that his main problem coming out of college was that he was injury prone. He’s a starter for 4 games & is lost for the season as a Cowboy. The guy can’t handle the workload needed to be a RB1. Wait, is Felix Jones going to turn it around finally? How about a redo where Jones picks a player based upon talent, not alma matter, and selects Mendenhall, C Johnson, Forte or J Charles; all RBs drafted after Jones in the same draft? Let me tell you, that is a real imposing running game. I guess the Giants don’t have a running game because Jacobs left. Well, Jacobs was not their featured back back & hasn’t broken 1k yards since 2007. I can promise you the Giants will draft a good RB to step right in & split duties with Bradshaw & a huge 2012 sleeper in Da’rell Scott.

    Oh yeah, I forgot, one more thing about your argument… The Giants had the NFL’s WORST rushing offense last season in both yards/game & yards/attempt. How did that work out for them? If I remember correctly, the Giants & their last ranked rushing offense SWEPT you Cowboys, won the NFC East & then ran their way to their second Super Bowl in 4 years. The NFL is all about clutch QB play & RBs have become interchangeable & almost irrelevant. The Giants have a GREAT QB in Eli & until Romo either learns how to play in the clutch or the Cowboys get lucky & draft a future franchise QB, you guys will be looking up at us in the standings & watching the Giants add to their Super Bowl tallies until Eli decides to hang up his cleats. Next time you make such a stupid statement, do a little research. The Giants had the worst rushing game in the NFL & won a Super Bowl; how will next year be any different?

  49. east96st says: Apr 24, 2012 3:51 PM

    “I’m all for being passionate and having dislike for others teams, but some of you really scare me”

    You must be new here. This is actually a remarkably civil and sedate discussion for a NFC East post. Wait until August when the Philly fans pronounce themselves Super Bowl champs again. Then the s**t will really start to fly. Let’s face it, familiarity breeds contempt.

  50. armeniandelight4 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:53 PM

    I’d like to start this off by saying that I am a diehard Eagles fan, and while I dislike the Giants, I’d be a flat-out liar if I said I didn’t respect them and admire all that they’ve done over the past couple of years.

    First of all, look at how far Tom Coughlin has come; he was in danger of losing his job in 2007 and responded by winning it all against an undefeated Patriots team led by Tom Brady the very next year. And then again in 2012. I’d love to see Andy Reid show the same sense of urgency for a change. Also, notice how the Giants rarely build through big, flashy signings in free agency or through blockbuster trades (they have only made two trades in the last three years, I believe). They build through the draft, so pretty much every player they have is home-grown, and everyone has their eye on the prize. Look at Victor Cruz…where in the hell did this guy come from? An undrafted wide receiver out of God-knows-where flat-out embarrassed our “star” cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in Philadelphia, became the league’s biggest third down threat, and had one of the most astonishing seasons we’ve ever seen as a first-year starter. He worked for everything he had, and he plays with guts and determination – something I could not say for most players on the Eagles’ roster. And last, but certainly not least, look at Eli Manning. Even after two Superbowl victories, two Superbowl MVP’s and a newfound ability to make clutch, game-winning drives seem commonplace, he is still not acknowledged as an elite quarterback. Okay, so he throws some interceptions…but when Brett Favre threw interceptions, he was just being a “good ol’ fashioned gunslinger (yee-ha).” Eli still throws a lot of interceptions, but he’s at least toned them down a bit and worked on improving in this area…Favre did not. As a result, Eli now has one more Superbowl ring than he does, and were it not for absolutely incredible seasons by Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees in the same season, Eli Manning’s 2011 regular season would have rocked everyone’s world. Meanwhile, the Eagles go with incompetent and inconsistent quarterbacks who never work on improving their mistakes (see McNabb and Vick).

    Yeah, sure, the Giants went 9-7 and had a handful of bad games against teams they should have beaten. But they got hot when they needed to, and they always won and lost as a team. In this day and age, I think people value style over substance. Why else would we see Tim Tebow inexplicably making the top ten (ahead of Earl Campbell) for all-time Heisman winners? The Giants made the playoffs fair and square, and they won the Superbowl fair and square. I think DeMarcus Ware showed good maturity, perspective and judgement by looking to them as a successful, proven business model for winning in the NFL.

  51. kappy32 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:55 PM

    @SuperBoys5x:

    Keep hanging onto Aikman, Smith, Irvin, etc. because their time is LONG OVER. The Giants had Simms, Morris, a guy named LT, Banks & even Hostettler. The difference is that once those greats passed, the Giants replenished their team & won 2 more Super Bowls & 3 more NFC Championships. The Cowboys, on the other hand, as has been stated ad nauseum, have managed to win ONE playoff game since their stars left. Jones has managed to mess up just about draft since drafting those HOFers you speak of. This is all that needs to be said… In a draft that has produced probably the best class of RBs in decades, Jerry Jones managed to draft the only one in Felix Jones that has been an ultimate bust. He could’ve had Mendenhall, Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, Ray Rice or Jamal Charles, but he instead drafted Jones because he went to Arkansas. Each one of those guys, including Steve Slaton & Darren McFadden, have been more productive that Jones. That pick might be one of the worst draft blunders since Leaf over Manning because any one of those RBs over Jones would have probably led to the Cowboys having another Super Bowl, and definitely more than 1 playoff win in 16 years.

  52. nard100 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:02 PM

    dgbk says:
    Apr 24, 2012 2:25 PM
    @ nard rob ryan is not the HC he is a DC ….why compare him to coughlin makes no sense….. giants got hot at the right time lets not act like they ran threw the league with. and went 19-0… everyone was ready to throw coughlin under the bus but now he is a great coach again yipppie smh

    —————————————————-

    I made the comparison, because Ryan has somehow become the face of coaching for that team. You’re right, the Giants did get hot at the right time but so did the Cowboys and they came up short again. As far as TC is concerned, not once did I personally advocate his being fired. Not even close (you could read my posts on the topic on this very site). If you want to know why, read the book, “How Football Explains America” by Sal Pal and you’ll find out why TC is the right coach for this team. Again this conversation was by a Cowboys player. No one is taking it out of context. He said it and to a certain extent I agree with his assessment. the team does have a camaraderie. My point is that starts with the coach. There were several issues that could have been very divisive such as Osi wanting a new contract. The pressure of losing alot of players so early in the year. Make no mistake about it, there are media members today that would love the NYG to have a more media friendly coach like Rex Ryan and they circle like Piranna whenever the team stumbles and it will happen again when the team stumbles, but for me, I luv me some TC!

  53. kappy32 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:03 PM

    @SilverHairedFox:

    Cowboys “own” MetLife Stadium? Let’s see… The Cowboys are 1-2 at MetLife Stadium since it opened in 2010, including a week 1 loss against the Jets in 2011. The Giants are 3-0 at JerrysWorld since it opened in 2009. Who “owns” what? Numbers don’t lie buddy.

  54. andyb02 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:04 PM

    Cowboys are more like the Redskins.

  55. shempnet says: Apr 24, 2012 4:06 PM

    I live in DC, am a transplant, and love to root for the Cowboys at FEDEX. It is so awesome to see more Cowboys jerseys than redskins, and I also enjoy the top notch douchery of the local sports media.

    Their sweet, sweet, tears of the clown when DeAngelo got beat again for a winning Dallas score. Only if the other 14 games were against the redskins..only if…………..

  56. ambitoos says: Apr 24, 2012 4:13 PM

    You’ll never go anywhere with that GM. You win with hart, not ego. Same problem with the Chargers.

  57. bobhk says: Apr 24, 2012 4:14 PM

    superboys5x says:
    Apr 24, 2012 3:10 PM
    Does anyone remember the Giants were a 9-7 team and lucky to be that? The lost to a bad Skins team twice? 2 super bowls cant take that away, but they are likely the 2 worst super bowl winners ever. They were as much lucky as they were good. Eli has made plays when it counts but he is over rated as a passer, look at the actual stats and his overall winning %. Romo is a superior passer who has had less of a team around him, a defense not making stops is what has hindered the Cowboys, Jerry may not be the best GM in the league but he has 3 super bowls under his belt and several HOF and future HOF players drafted under his watch. Aikman, Smith, Larry Allen, D Ware, Jason Witten and when Romo wins his Super Bowl with his career stats he would have a chance at the HOF!
    ————
    Does anyone else hear a bunch of whining….and I am not even a Giants fan.
    Fact: they won you lost…deal with it.

  58. pongonfl says: Apr 24, 2012 4:15 PM

    The head office at Dallas has some issues that haunt that franchise.

    The head office of the Giants has strengths that prop their franchise up.

    There are a few teams in the league that are “toys” for the owners, none of them are consistent, none of them are robust. I think those owners must reward or recognize the players and the coaches for reasons other then how they play on the field and that shows on the field sooner or later.

    So, that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon for Dallas. Doesn’t make it impossible to win a superbowl, but makes it unlikely.

  59. amaf21 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:19 PM

    Well if that means getting swept by the Redskins every year, then I agree.

  60. jimbo75025 says: Apr 24, 2012 4:25 PM

    superboys5x says:
    Apr 24, 2012 3:10 PM
    Does anyone remember the Giants were a 9-7 team and lucky to be that? The lost to a bad Skins team twice? 2 super bowls cant take that away, but they are likely the 2 worst super bowl winners ever. They were as much lucky as they were good.
    ————

    Not a Giants fan but come on-they played by the same rules and were the last ones standing. Beat some fine teams along the way also. Cannot take that away. In the end finishing 16-0, 15-1, or whatever in regular season means little if you do not win it all. In the end nobody will remember 20 years from now that they were 9-7 in regular season-just that they won the SB.

  61. fwippel says: Apr 24, 2012 5:14 PM

    Two Super Bowls in the past five seasons? Is there another team in the league that has done that? There are 31 teams that could make this claim.

  62. zack2482 says: Apr 24, 2012 5:21 PM

    Yes, Giants have props because they have won the Super Bowl, I get that. Congrats. How long have the Giants been around? You throw out that Dallas has only won 1 playoff game in 16 years, sure. But…

    Dallas has 5 Super Bowl Victories to your 4.
    Say what you want about Jerry, but he was apart of 3 of those.
    Dallas still leads the all time series 56-42.
    Dallas has 20 NFC East Championships and the Giants have 8.

    I am looking forward to this season and seeing Dallas wipe their ass with the Giants. I can’t wait for the Giants to finish last this year in the NFC East and watch Eli(the turn over machine) rack up 25 interceptions.

  63. superboys5x says: Apr 24, 2012 5:23 PM

    Haters Hating!

    As Daniel Tosh said!
    Clearly the 9-7 Giants are the best team in the world! Got hot, won, last man standing. Back to being mediocre. and I would love to pat Eli on the head 2 Super Bowls is an amazing accomplishment, especially for someone with down’s syndrom! PS Giants reloading after the Simms years? I guess you don’t remember the Dave Brown and Danny Kannel years! Reloaded with duds!

  64. cdrion21 says: Apr 24, 2012 5:27 PM

    well according to ur owner you would be if you had a quarterback

  65. caps247 says: Apr 24, 2012 5:33 PM

    Yes, become more like the Giants, and lose to the Redskins twice a year also. I like it.

  66. jerrycola says: Apr 24, 2012 5:42 PM

    As long as Jerry Jones continues to play fantasy football as a wannabe GM while owning the team, that will ALWAYS be the difference the ‘Boys and the Giants.

    Insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results.

  67. jonevans83 says: Apr 24, 2012 6:04 PM

    But I thought “T.O.” was the cause of all the problems on the Cowboys? Wait.. so they got rid of him.. and the problem persists?

    Scapegoat as always.

  68. gavriloprincip33 says: Apr 24, 2012 6:07 PM

    superboys5x says:
    Apr 24, 2012 3:10 PM
    Does anyone remember the Giants were a 9-7 team and lucky to be that? The lost to a bad Skins team twice? 2 super bowls cant take that away, but they are likely the 2 worst super bowl winners ever.

    ——————-

    I am a Cowboy fan and that might be some of the worst logic I have heard in my 54 years on this planet – “they are likely the 2 worst super bowl winners ever.”

    You do realize that the winner doesn’t need style points because it is binary – winning the SB is all that matters because the other 31 teams are losers…

  69. bobhk says: Apr 24, 2012 6:19 PM

    zack2482 says:
    Apr 24, 2012 5:21 PM
    Yes, Giants have props because they have won the Super Bowl, I get that. Congrats. How long have the Giants been around? You throw out that Dallas has only won 1 playoff game in 16 years, sure. But…

    Dallas has 5 Super Bowl Victories to your 4.
    Say what you want about Jerry, but he was apart of 3 of those.
    Dallas still leads the all time series 56-42.
    Dallas has 20 NFC East Championships and the Giants have 8.

    I am looking forward to this season and seeing Dallas wipe their ass with the Giants. I can’t wait for the Giants to finish last this year in the NFC East and watch Eli(the turn over machine) rack up 25 interceptions.
    ——–
    To me the only stat that matters is NFL titles. That’s what anyone ever plays for.
    Giants have 8
    Cowboys have 5

    Of course, if you want to count only superbowls then yes Cowboys have more. But NFL did not begin in the superbowl era alone. If it did, we’d be discounting everything great that Bears and Packers did.

    If Eli is a turnover machine, then Romo is the ultimate choke machine. Take your pick. I’d go with the guy with two superbowl rings.

  70. bigblue00 says: Apr 24, 2012 7:13 PM

    superboys5x says:Apr 24, 2012 3:10 PM

    Does anyone remember the Giants were a 9-7 team and lucky to be that? The lost to a bad Skins team twice? 2 super bowls cant take that away, but they are likely the 2 worst super bowl winners ever. They were as much lucky as they were good. Eli has made plays when it counts but he is over rated as a passer, look at the actual stats and his overall winning %. Romo is a superior passer who has had less of a team around him, a defense not making stops is what has hindered the Cowboys, Jerry may not be the best GM in the league but he has 3 super bowls under his belt and several HOF and future HOF players drafted under his watch. Aikman, Smith, Larry Allen, D Ware, Jason Witten and when Romo wins his Super Bowl with his career stats he would have a chance at the HOF!

    superboys5x – you properly illustrate the mentality that has made your over-rated team mediocore for so long. Championships are won on the field, and not by stats.

    Giants have that “it” factor
    Cowgirls got that s* “it” factor

  71. waltdawg says: Apr 24, 2012 7:17 PM

    I think that the COWBOYS need to be like ANYBODY ELSE BUT the COWBOYS.

  72. bigbluenationdb says: Apr 24, 2012 7:57 PM

    The first step the Cowboys need to make is hire a real GM. Their personal sucks. They probably have three players that would start in NY. Surrenders, Ware and the nose tackle. No one else would see the field in NY

    For everyone talking about luck just remember the Giants didn’t get fully healthy until .like week 15. From that point on they were 6-1 and played their best defense of the year. Name another team that had at least 8 key players on IR before the season started and played 14 weeks without a fully healthy Osi and Tuck.

  73. manofaiki says: Apr 24, 2012 8:00 PM

    I love the NFC East. I think the Cowboys will be better this year than people expect. So will the Skins. Eagles might be ready to take the next step with younger players.

    And the Giants are the big dog everybody wants to fight.

    Goddamn, the NFC East is gonna be the best division in football again!

  74. zack2482 says: Apr 24, 2012 8:11 PM

    To me the only stat that matters is NFL titles. That’s what anyone ever plays for.
    Giants have 8
    Cowboys have 5

    Of course, if you want to count only superbowls then yes Cowboys have more. But NFL did not begin in the superbowl era alone. If it did, we’d be discounting everything great that Bears and Packers did.

    If Eli is a turnover machine, then Romo is the ultimate choke machine. Take your pick. I’d go with the guy with two superbowl rings.

    Titles huh? It took how long for the Giants to win a SB? 1986? The Giants have been around since 1925 and only have 8 titles…Yes, I count Super Bowls. They should have a ton more. How about NFC East Championships? Dallas has more than double than the Giants and only have been around since 1960.

    Eli is a turnover machine and yes, he gets his defense to bail him out and don’t tell me he doesn’t. How many 3 interception games did he have this year? If Romo only had a defense like his. I don’t know how many times he put his team to win in the 4th quarter this year only to have the defense blow the game. What is his 4th quarter QB rating, one of the best in the NFL.

    As a matter of fact, the first Giant game, Dallas was up by 10 points. If I am not mistaken, he brought Dallas all the way back to within 7 points in the final game and the defense blew it again.

    Giants fan better hope that the Dallas defense doesn’t improve this year because this years games won’t be close. Only an idiot continues to think that the Cowboys biggest problem is Romo.

  75. 69finfan says: Apr 24, 2012 8:23 PM

    I’d say 31 other teams need to be like the Giants. Like it or not they’re the champs.

  76. mungman69 says: Apr 24, 2012 8:29 PM

    The cowboys biggest problem is coach jones (whispering in the ear of that coach during the game).
    Their second biggest problem is romo.

  77. kingcarlbanks says: Apr 24, 2012 9:54 PM

    Gotta love Cowboy fans, even though they choke like little girls drinking whiskey when the 4th Qtr rolls around and havent won anything since Zubaz pants were cool, they still bark and growl like they’re big dogs. The facts are your owner is as an assclown who hired one good coach who rolled the Vikes like a drunk uncle and built a great team. Since then his teams have been overpriced jokes. He should spend less money on plastic surgery and hire a real GM. Now talk about your teams past glories all ya want, but the last Qb who won a Super Bowl for my Giants is still playing, not up in the booth doing commentary. Of course we got a Super Bowl Qb doing that too bitches..

  78. kingcarlbanks says: Apr 24, 2012 10:00 PM

    I almost forgot, Eli said get out of his stadium, Jerry aint paid rent this month…

  79. foozeball says: Apr 25, 2012 12:46 AM

    I’m sick of hearing this “clutch” talk. What is clutch? I mean you can’t say clutch is everytime Romo loses and Eli wins because last I checked romo, has a better record. Oh wait what’s that you say? Eli has better stats? Nope, last I checked romo’s stats look like a HOFA QB next to Eli’s. Oh wait, Eli threw the most fourth quarter td passes in a season last year. Last I checked, romo had the BEST 4th quarter passer rating last year in is tops in the league in that category since starting in the nfl. So wait up, romo beats Eli in nearly every category but Eli is somehow head and shoulders better? I realize the qb has a huge impact on the game, but maybe, just maybe, do you think the other 21 starters, substitutes, and coaches have an effect on the game? Do you think maybe that it’s possible Eli would never have accomplished anything without that extremely stout d and great coaching. On the flip side, the cowboys had double digit leads in the 4th quarter in like 5 of their 8 losses. Don’t you think if oh idk, their DEFENSE held their own that they wouldn’t lose any games. So romo is supposed to put out a top 5 offense year in and year out while his defense loses games that he already had won. There is no excuse for his fumble in Seattle or other miscues he’s had. But to blame a guy as much as he gets blamed is ridiculous. Here’s to hoping RGIII is half the player Romo is, any guy who puts a performance out there like he did against the niners this year has my respect for a lifetime.
    HTTR

  80. bobhk says: Apr 25, 2012 2:14 AM

    @zack2482 says:

    Titles huh? It took how long for the Giants to win a SB? 1986? The Giants have been around since 1925 and only have 8 titles…Yes, I count Super Bowls. They should have a ton more. How about NFC East Championships? Dallas has more than double than the Giants and only have been around since 1960.

    > @zack2482 you sound like a whiner. When people talk about NFL titles they don’t put an asterisk mark and say that it took a long time. You can hang your hat on NFC East championships. No one cares. And yes, folks other than cowboy fans (who think NFL was invented in 1960) do think that pre-superbowl titles also count. Just as the Packers who have 13 championships to your 5.

    Eli is a turnover machine and yes, he gets his defense to bail him out and don’t tell me he doesn’t. How many 3 interception games did he have this year? If Romo only had a defense like his. I don’t know how many times he put his team to win in the 4th quarter this year only to have the defense blow the game. What is his 4th quarter QB rating, one of the best in the NFL.

    > You are full of it. Romo has had some pretty good defenses in some of the 6 years he’s been a starter. He’s still not produced. Time and again he has a brain freeze and chokes it away. You can keep your regular season champ QB. I would rather take a superbowl MVP and I’m not even a giants fan.

    As a matter of fact, the first Giant game, Dallas was up by 10 points. If I am not mistaken, he brought Dallas all the way back to within 7 points in the final game and the defense blew it again.

    > In 2011, defensive ranking for Dallas was 16th and Giants was 25th (Points per game against – which is the true measure of a D – not yards allowed). There goes the theory that Giants D was so awesome while Cowboys D stunk. Romo is neither the leader nor as good a QB as people make him out to be.

    Giants fan better hope that the Dallas defense doesn’t improve this year because this years games won’t be close. Only an idiot continues to think that the Cowboys biggest problem is Romo.

    > Yada yada yada…ho hum. Dallas will finish 2012 either 3rd or 4th in NFC east with Romo presiding over the annual december swoon.

  81. bigblue00 says: Apr 25, 2012 6:15 AM

    foozeball says:Apr 25, 2012 12:46 AM

    I’m sick of hearing this “clutch” talk.

    – a cowboy fan should. Its your failures in a nushell
    ________________

    foozeball says:Apr 25, 2012 12:46 AM

    Oh wait, Eli threw the most fourth quarter td passes in a season last year. Last I checked, romo had the BEST 4th quarter passer rating last year in is tops in the league in that category since starting in the nfl.

    – which one counts? TDs or QB Ratings?
    ______________________________

    So wait up, romo beats Eli in nearly every [stat] category but Eli is somehow head and shoulders better?

    – 2 Super Bowl wins vs. 1 Playoff win speaks volumes
    ______________________________

    the rest of your post is equally delerious….. Lay off the kool-aid son.

  82. blu4l1fe says: Apr 25, 2012 9:56 AM

    caps247 says:

    Apr 24, 2012 5:33 PM

    Yes, become more like the Giants, and lose to the Redskins twice a year also. I like it.

    ———————————————

    Yes, I agree and like it as well, but you forgot the winning the Super Bowl part cap….

    jimbo75025 says:
    Apr 24, 2012 4:25 PM

    superboys5x says:
    Apr 24, 2012 3:10 PM
    Does anyone remember the Giants were a 9-7 team and lucky to be that? The lost to a bad Skins team twice? 2 super bowls cant take that away, but they are likely the 2 worst super bowl winners ever. They were as much lucky as they were good.
    ————

    Not a Giants fan but come on-they played by the same rules and were the last ones standing. Beat some fine teams along the way also. Cannot take that away. In the end finishing 16-0, 15-1, or whatever in regular season means little if you do not win it all. In the end nobody will remember 20 years from now that they were 9-7 in regular season-just that they won the SB.

    ——————————————

    Now, here’s a post that makes a whole lot of sense and from an unbiased perspective at that. Read on Cowboys and Skins fans…..

    Go Big BLUE!!!

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