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Giants ignore Jones; don’t get into butt-kicking debate

Justin Tuck AP

Now you see, if this was the Jets, a cross-continent debate would have erupted.

But those boring old Giants refused to play along, not taking the bait from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s butt-kicking declaration.

While Jones told his fans “Ya’ll should come to Cowboys Stadium and watch us beat the Giants’ asses,” the posteriors in question took the high road.

“Talk is cheap, play the game,” defensive end Justin Tuck said, via Mike Garafolo  of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Even tight end Martellus Bennett, who previously said he wanted to “kick those guys’ asses,” in reference to the Cowboys, was in a more reserved mood Wednesday. He dodged all Dallas questions, and referred to Jones as a “good guy.”

While the verbal back-and-forth can be fun at times, this one doesn’t seem destined to grow legs.

That doesn’t mean the day lacked entertainment for the Giants media corps.

The colorful Bennett at one point referred to himself as a “black unicorn,” (What?) and offered a culinary example of why he likes playing for the Giants and quarterback Eli Manning.

“I get along with a lot of people and Eli’s a real laid-back guy,” Bennett said. “He’s easy, you can talk to him and just ask him what he wants. It’s not like sometimes, with the wife, you never know what she wants. You ask her and she’ll be like, ‘I don’t know.’ You’ll be like, ‘Well do you want steak?’ And she’ll be like, ‘No, I don’t want steak.’ Eli knows if he wants chicken or steak.

“He helps me out a whole lot because I’ll come back (and say), ‘Did you like that?’ ‘No, I didn’t like that.’ So the next time I do it, I just do it the way he likes it.”

It’s not exactly Jets camp, but it’ll have to do.

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13 Responses to “Giants ignore Jones; don’t get into butt-kicking debate”
  1. forthelove says: Aug 1, 2012 2:08 PM

    “You ask her and she’ll be like, ‘I don’t know.’ You’ll be like, ‘Well do you want steak?’ And she’ll be like, ‘No, I don’t want steak.’ Eli knows if he wants chicken or steak.”

    That is the most awesome quote ever.

  2. dccowboy says: Aug 1, 2012 2:14 PM

    Just like the Cowboys ignored Mara’s shot at them made during the SB victory parade.

    And Canty’s shot at Romo.

    and Bennett’s ‘butt kicking’ comment

  3. gregm5s7 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:14 PM

    “It’s not exactly Jets camp, but it’ll have to do.”

    -Great line Darin, haha. boring food-related metaphors aren’t really exciting as Rex

  4. nypd1056 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:16 PM

    CLASS ACT. This is one of the reasons I have been a GIANTS fan for over 55 years.

  5. dccowboy says: Aug 1, 2012 2:36 PM

    nypd1056 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:16 PM

    CLASS ACT. This is one of the reasons I have been a GIANTS fan for over 55 years.

    Yep, all class. Like Eli writing all over the Cowboys new stadium lockerroom and other Giants players spitting and worse on the walls and floors. Class act all the way.

    Like Tisch, during the Giants SB festivities taking shots at the Cowboys, pure class

    like Canty taking shots at Romo, pure class

    Like Martellus Bennett ‘butt-kicking’ comment, pure class

    like Jacobs constant jabs at Dallas, pure class

  6. dequan81 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:40 PM

    Such a non-story. Jones made the comments to Dallas fans for their annual Training Camp Kick Off. A couple years ago at the same camp kick off celebration Romo said “See you in Dallas for the Super Bowl”. This is how you hype up the fans. If another Super Bowl champ was playing in Dallas he would have said the same thing. We ALL know the Giants are good, he knows the Giants are good. Non-story being blown up. The Glory Hole statement is much better.

  7. nard100 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:14 PM

    Giants fans can file this in the “Dream Team Dynasty” folder. Yawn. Too bad for Jerry, there can’t be another Mike Lynn when you need him huh?

  8. lippy4246 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:31 PM

    Hey let’s talk Cowboy class. How about Flozell Adams tripping Justin Tuck in 2009 causing him to tear his labrum and then going on to trip Osi Umenyiora in the same game. Sure he was fined by the league in for what he did. Hell he was so classy he went after Tuck that same December and pushed him in the back as he walked off the field. He then got into a fight with Mathias Kiwanuka on the sideline. Pure class

    Now let’s not forget old nose picker Jerrah putting tickets for the 2008 NFC Championship Game in the Cowboy players’ lockers before they beat the Giants. Oh Wait! The Cowboys lost and Tom Coughlin and the Giants didn’t care for that as they went on to win the Super Bowl.

    Stay Classy Dallas

  9. fmwarner says: Aug 1, 2012 3:52 PM

    Nobody hates the Cowboys more than I do, but c’mon, this is ridiculous.

    Jones made those comments to FANS at a training camp kickoff party. It’s not like he was sitting down with Costas for a sober analysis of the NFC East.

  10. jackm79 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:24 PM

    Dccowboy- you come off just like every other whinny cowboy fan. Writing on the walls in the visiting locker took is common practice in the League. Happens in every stadium. The World champions are, and have always been, one of the classiest organizations in the NFL. That is a fact. While your owner has always been a low class, back door dealing, low life. Whether its a practice bubble that is built without permits, or selling seats that aren’t actually there, or signing or drafting every low character player he could, our circumventing the salary cap. Jerry Jones is a crook. When was the last time you heard John Mara say they were going to kick anyones ass? Oh, that’s right never. There is no comparison between the Champs and the chumps. There is a reason the Giants have been to three Super Bowls in the last 16 years, and why the cowboys have but one playoff win in that same period. That reason is….CLASS!!!! Giants have it, cowgirls don’t!!!

  11. seahawksdan72 says: Aug 1, 2012 4:30 PM

    wow jerry jones might be rich but hes not a very smart man

  12. izzylangfan says: Aug 1, 2012 5:26 PM

    Jerry Jones has been a bozo his whole life and is going to be a bozo the whole rest of his life. As an Eagles fan I can only sit back and laugh in recognition that he has put an amateur in the position of general manager of the Cowboys. I imagine the Giants are laughing too.

  13. bluebongzilla says: Aug 1, 2012 10:37 PM

    “Too bad for Jerry, there can’t be another Mike Lynn when you need him huh?”

    Just like there’s not gonna be another A.J. Smith, right?

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