Everybody wants to knock off a winner.
That desire only grows when you’ve been able to win two Super Bowls in the last five years, something that the Giants will learn this season. You get everyone’s best shot, starting on Wednesday night when the Cowboys roll into Jersey to take their shot at knocking off the defending champs.
It’s something the Cowboys really want to do. Several members of the team have talked about being excited when the schedule was released and now cornerback Brandon Carr has weighed in with thoughts on how much he wants what the Giants have achieved twice in the last five years.
“[The Giants] have had great success, winning two Super Bowls in five years, and I think guys are kind of getting tired of seeing that. Now it’s to the point guys are getting fed up. It’s pretty much the attitude, ‘When is it going to be our time?'” Carr said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “I can feel the anticipation. I’ve been hearing about [the Giants] for a long time now, and we’re all just ready to go out there and play them. We love getting the first crack at the defending Super Bowl champions.”
The first step to making it their time is beating the Giants on Wednesday night. Since they’re 2-7 in their last nine against their NFC East rivals, that’s something easier said than done for Dallas.
Hubbuch deemed this bulletin board material, which is a bit of a stretch. If the Giants were operating under the illusion that they would be playing teams with no interest in winning games, this would be something that belongs on a bulletin board. We’re guessing Tom Coughlin has enlightened them to the desires of the other team, though.
This is actually closer to the kind of respect that the Giants have been looking for all offseason. Instead of hearing about other teams beating themselves, the Cowboys are talking about how much it would mean to beat the Giants. The other 12 teams to play them this season will likely feel the same way, which means Carr isn’t likely to be the last player waxing on about how much he wants to beat the Giants.