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.