It had been a few hours since we had an item about a Ryan brother running his mouth, so it’s a good thing we saw Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s comments about the way the Giants have talked about his team.
Ryan says that the Giants didn’t show the Cowboys enough respect after the Cowboys won their Week One meeting, and that’s motivating the Cowboys as they attempt to sweep the season series on Sunday.
“I understand we played the Giants before and the only reason we stopped them was their lack of execution, that it had nothing to do with our players or our scheme,” Ryan said sarcastically. “That’s been well documented. That was said. They give a lot of credit where credit is due, and it’s just because of their lack of execution. We got the message, we understand that.”
Ryan said that when he heard Giants players saying they beat themselves in the Week One loss, he made a mental note of it.
“I hear it. I got big ears, and I heard things after the game and I was like, ‘That’s a bunch of bulls–t,’” Ryan said.
According to Ryan, the Cowboys have shown respect to the Giants as competitors, and the Giants haven’t accorded the same respect to the Cowboys.
“We’re looking forward to that challenge,” Ryan said. “They’re the Super Bowl champs. We’ve given them nothing but respect. They’ve hung a million yards up on us before. Then when we played them the first game of the year, they just had a bad day.”
Ryan hopes those comments motivate his players to give the Giants another bad day on Sunday.