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Pierre-Paul on Cowboys game: There will be blood

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For a team that’s 4-6, the Giants are suddenly feeling pretty good about themselves.

And with a matchup against the up-and-down Cowboys coming up, the confidence is flowing. At least one of their players is anticipating something else flowing as well.

“We’re going to put it on them, man,” defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said of the Cowboys, via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com. “I’m pretty sure the offense is going to get going. The defense is going to get going even more. And the special teams will contribute to it.

“It’s going to be a fight. It’s going to be a dogfight. There’s going to be a lot of blood spilled out there.”

Perhaps Pierre-Paul was emboldened by his interception return for a touchdown against the Packers, or just the four-game winning streak, or the memories of the 36-31 loss to the Cowboys in the opener that started the Giants to an 0-6 start. And the emotion is obviously contagious.

“We know the motivation is going to be there,” linebacker Jon Beason said. “It’s the Cowboys. The winner’s going to go on and still have a chance, and the loser is probably done.”

Given that it’s the NFC East, the loser still has a chance until the losses reach double digits.

Unless, of course, too much blood is spilled.

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59 Responses to “Pierre-Paul on Cowboys game: There will be blood”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    Roses are red
    Divisional games are tough
    But it doesn’t change the fact
    The cowboys still suck

  2. thebadguyswon says: Nov 18, 2013 2:43 PM

    Bring it, Pierre. You’re team still sucks.

  3. speedlimit41 says: Nov 18, 2013 2:45 PM

    Cowboys 27 Giants 16

  4. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Nov 18, 2013 2:47 PM

    I drink your milkshake.

  5. tcostant says: Nov 18, 2013 2:47 PM

    I would have hoped by now, after Mike Vicks issues, that teams would stop using the “dogfight” reference.

  6. redfield11 says: Nov 18, 2013 2:49 PM

    As a Cowboys fan I’m not sure I care any more.

  7. TheRealLogicalVoice says: Nov 18, 2013 2:49 PM

    Oh JPP makes one play and LOOKOUT!!

    I hope the Cowboys smoke these fools.

  8. shatho1 says: Nov 18, 2013 2:52 PM

    Pierre-Paul will be man handled like he was in the first game good luck gmen but the cowboys will be out for blood too!!! GO COWBOYS!!!

  9. cowboylover says: Nov 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    I am honest enough to say that my Cowboys’ five wins came against teams that just aren’t very good. Too bad that JPP doesn’t understand that the same thing applies to the Giants.

  10. thefootballgodssay says: Nov 18, 2013 3:00 PM

    giants scoring 16pts lol

  11. edithpiaf51 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:01 PM

    I am a Giants fan but Jason Pierre-Paul should not be trashing the Cowboys. I do not like the Cowboys but trashing is very unprofessional. Would you trash another competitor if you were in another field? No. You may say why your product is better but you never trash a competitor. Also the fact that the Giants are still 4 and 6, below .500 they really should keep mouths closed. JPP is acting like a compete idiot. As

  12. edithpiaf51 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:02 PM

    As a French compatriot, I am ashamed by JPP’s actions. I think he needs to grow up.

  13. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:03 PM

    Giants 50,000,000 – Cowboys 3

  14. daysend564 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:06 PM

    There will be blood. It will be out blood, but THERE WILL BE BLOOD!

  15. daysend564 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:06 PM

    cursedvikings1998 says:
    Nov 18, 2013 3:03 PM
    Giants 50,000,000 – Cowboys 3
    ===========
    You talking interceptions?

  16. roadtrip3500 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:09 PM

    The Cowboys better hope the JPP who they faced in the two late 2011 games doesn’t show up. If he’s feeling good about himself and his back and shoulder aren’t bothering him, the 2011 JPP may be in the building.

    @editpiaf51 – JPP is not French – he is American (born in Florida) of Haitian immigrant parents.

  17. h2ftw says: Nov 18, 2013 3:10 PM

    Who’s down with JPP?

    Hell naw, not me.

    Why is this game even relevant?

    Neither of these teams have a winning record.

  18. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:12 PM

    As much as I hate to say it I think the Cowboys are going to lose this game. It’s just the way things have constantly gone in the Romo & Garrett era.

    That said, I’m also sick of players comparing themselves to soliders and talking about how there will be blood and so and and so forth. Youre playing football, which despite all its glory and what not, it’s still a game. Stop comparing it to things that require far more courage and real bloodshed. It’s embarassing.

  19. hanifmiller says: Nov 18, 2013 3:13 PM

    Be afraid Cowboys nation! In 10 games JPP has 2 sacks and an interception against a 3rd string QB who I believe was undrafted.

  20. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:15 PM

    Jon Beason said. “It’s the Cowboys. The winner’s going to go on and still have a chance, and the loser is probably done.”
    ……………….
    If the Giants win then both teams will have 5-6 records. But according to Jon the winner is alive and the loser is out. Seems a bit impossible to say that when a Giants victory would give both teams an identical record, doesnt it?

    Smart guy, Beason.

  21. Chuck Norris says: Nov 18, 2013 3:16 PM

    Will anyone in this division reach 8 wins?

  22. edithpiaf51 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:36 PM

    roadtrip3500 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:09 PM

    The Cowboys better hope the JPP who they faced in the two late 2011 games doesn’t show up. If he’s feeling good about himself and his back and shoulder aren’t bothering him, the 2011 JPP may be in the building.

    @editpiaf51 – JPP is not French – he is American (born in Florida) of Haitian immigrant parents.

    Haitians speak French and they were a French colony until the 1850s. When I said French, i was referring to the francophone culture, not being born in France.

  23. richardmswartz says: Nov 18, 2013 3:40 PM

    Chuck Norris says:
    Nov 18, 2013 3:16 PM
    Will anyone in this division reach 8 wins?

    _______________________________

    The Eagles will have 9 or 10 wins and will win the division by one or two games depending on how bad the Cowboys fall apart.

  24. dboys6 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:43 PM

    What quarterbacks did he play the last four Weeks???? Even better what left tackles has he gone against????. So you’re healthy this time right????… 100% right??? Its game time!! The only time yah relevant is when ya bums play us. four super bowls in ya 100 years of existence, 5 in our first 35 years! That leaves another 65 for us to win multiple rings! History is history whether recent or not.!. Who’s history is richer? There’s a reason we’re Americas team!! And we’ll always be! Great force when we’re winning and relevant even when we’re not playing winning football. Trust me you can’t say the same.

  25. ohnoflorio says: Nov 18, 2013 3:50 PM

    So much for Coughlin’s we will do our talking on the field…hahaha, players on the giants have no respect 4 TC. NYG made a nice run against teams w/3rd string &awful QBs, but the season commences on Sunday, thankfully.

  26. lakedog19352 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:52 PM

    rationalthinker82 says:
    Nov 18, 2013 3:12 PM
    “As much as I hate to say it I think the Cowboys are going to lose this game. It’s just the way things have constantly gone in the Romo & Garrett era.”

    rationalthinker82, this is not the kind of game they lose. The kind of game they lose will be Week 17 at home against the Eagles with first place at stake…

  27. nickdesposito says: Nov 18, 2013 3:56 PM

    @dboys6 – you realize the super bowl has only been around for like 50 years right? And that the Giants have won 8 Championships in their history, if you are using the last 90 or so years (since they started in 1925)….otherwise they have 4 Super Bowls in 48 or so years. Next time try not to stumble over your bias.

  28. hgamatt says: Nov 18, 2013 4:05 PM

    Does he realize that if the Giants win, the winner and loser will have identical records and the season series will have been split? This game is important for both teams, but I think it is much more of a “must win” for the Giants. Dallas needs it just to fend off the weekly .500 since 2000 talk.

  29. footballviewer says: Nov 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    I guess the school kids are posting today. The keyboard courage and bravado by some insecure kid who never set foot on a football field is funny.

    ====================
    dboys6 says:
    Nov 18, 2013 3:43 PM
    The only time yah relevant is when ya bums play us. four super bowls in ya 100 years of existence, 5 in our first 35 years!
    ====================

    The Giants have 8 NFL championships in 88 seasons.

    The Cowboys have 5 NFL championships in 54 seasons, although since the kids who posted that message above wasn’t even old enough to watch the Troy Aikman-Emmett Smith-Michael Irvin Cowboys, it’s not a suprise he thinks the Cowboys were formed in 1978.

    Both teams have won 1 championship every 11 years.

  30. lapistola5 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    I love it! They beat up on 3 bad teams and one decent team with rookie now with a game and a half under his belt and he’s talking BS. HA!!!!

  31. justintuckrule says: Nov 18, 2013 4:08 PM

    The NFC fans’ fear is palpable. You got Dallas fans talking about their dusty rings. You got rocket scientists equating JPP’s comments with American soldiers. You got people saying JPP’s comments relate to Vick and dogfighting.

    Look…I get it. You’ve all seen this story play out twice before in the last 6 years and it scares you to death. The Giants have played the disrespect card better than any team in NFL history. When you start 0-6, that chip aint’ goin’ nowhere. All the “Giants are dead and buried” comments just fuel our fire.

    If we beat Dallas, it will likely have required Eli breaking out of his slump. Once that happens, the rest of the NFC will start sweating real hard if they aren’t getting nervous already.

    There’s only one team in the entire NFL that can beat Seattle at Qwest in January. You all know who that team is…..

  32. ohnoflorio says: Nov 18, 2013 4:09 PM

    JPP has made like 3 plays all year. Including the pick 6 against a 3rd string rookie, relax JPP, you’re a one year wonder like Tommy Maddux was

  33. dboys6 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    @nickdesposito you do realize that that was a form of sarcasm right?? Sarcasm has been around since Adam and eve. I see I touched a little button that caused you to be become very defensive. Mission accomplished. Yah get flexed out of primetime, we’ll always get flexed into primetime, get the point?? Respond to my whole comment not just one part where I was actually being sarcastic( sounds very truthful though huh?) Look at our head to head if we have to take it there

  34. dboys6 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:20 PM

    @nickdesperado oh by the way 5 in 35? Or 4 in 50??? What looks better?..hmmm?? don’t stumble on finding your answer

  35. hgamatt says: Nov 18, 2013 4:21 PM

    @footballviewer

    it’s not a suprise he thinks the Cowboys were formed in 1978.

    ____________________________

    For what it’s worth (probably not much), he did say they won 5 in their first 35 years, which would date back to ’96, which is fairly accurate. He just spun it to include all of the Giants history, and only a portion of their championships, while negating the last 17 years of Cowboys history.

    And I’m not sure any “championship” in the pre-Superbowl era should count. Those teams were playing 11 and 12 game schedules agains 10 and 12 team leagues.

  36. balancedchi says: Nov 18, 2013 4:23 PM

    As a Cowboy’s fan I am not I can disagree with him. Until the red-headed devil is removed we will be a .500 team at best. Hopefully once we miss the playoffs again it will be the end for him. Mr. Gruden, Jerry Jones on line one.

  37. janvanflac says: Nov 18, 2013 4:29 PM

    Neither team is very good. Dallas’ entire front seven is on IR, or should be. The Giants are just meh even though they’re winning again.

  38. thehouseofho says: Nov 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    Where is the trash talk everyone keeps bringing up? To me, it sounds like JPP just said it’s going to be a hard fought game. A game where the Giants are going to give the Cowboys every thing they got. From what I gathered, all JPP said was, “We’re going to play our butts off and win or if we lose we’re going down swinging.”

  39. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    Giants SHOULD win, but I don’t like this kind of talk, man. He usually talks like this when he is feeling great physically, which is a good sign on that end, but with how Tyron Smith gets away with holding him so much every game, he isn’t the guy I want to hear talking.

    Rolle can talk all week like he does here on local radio, as he backs it up completely every game.

  40. edithpiaf51 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    If we beat Dallas, it will likely have required Eli breaking out of his slump. Once that happens, the rest of the NFC will start sweating real hard if they aren’t getting nervous already.

    It was not Eli in a sluùp. it was not Eli, it was the o-line and the defense. I wish ppl would stop blaming Eli

  41. dualprime says: Nov 18, 2013 4:38 PM

    Cowboys CB’s will have blood on their hands from picking off Eli.

  42. skinsfantom says: Nov 18, 2013 4:44 PM

    THANK GOD real football.

  43. coachjohnharbaugh says: Nov 18, 2013 4:45 PM

    giants 33
    girls 4

  44. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:52 PM

    lakedog19352 says:
    Nov 18, 2013 3:52 PM
    rationalthinker82 says:
    Nov 18, 2013 3:12 PM
    “As much as I hate to say it I think the Cowboys are going to lose this game. It’s just the way things have constantly gone in the Romo & Garrett era.”

    rationalthinker82, this is not the kind of game they lose. The kind of game they lose will be Week 17 at home against the Eagles with first place at stake…

    …………………………
    Agreed they will lose a game with the division at stake. But historically in the Romo Garret era they always split with the Giants, and they quite frequently do lose games similar in nature to this.

    This is a game to put a divisional opponent whos closing in on them in a bigger hole by beating them directly. In 2011 the Cowboys had this chance to clinch the division over the Giants in week 13 with a win, and were 12 points up and 2 minutes away when they blew it. Giants then won the week 17 matchup and the superbowl.

    Theyve lost similar to the Eagles and the Skins before too. This is absolutely the kind of game they would lose.

  45. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:56 PM

    hgamatt says: Nov 18, 2013 4:05 PM

    Does he realize that if the Giants win, the winner and loser will have identical records and the season series will have been split? This game is important for both teams, but I think it is much more of a “must win” for the Giants. Dallas needs it just to fend off the weekly .500 since 2000 talk.
    ——————

    One is trending upward, one is trending downward. If you can’t see the disparity, then please seek help.

  46. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 5:02 PM

    rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 3:15 PM

    Jon Beason said. “It’s the Cowboys. The winner’s going to go on and still have a chance, and the loser is probably done.”
    ……………….
    If the Giants win then both teams will have 5-6 records. But according to Jon the winner is alive and the loser is out. Seems a bit impossible to say that when a Giants victory would give both teams an identical record, doesnt it?

    Smart guy, Beason.
    —————–

    He is.

    The problem is, you aren’t.

    And the Giants aren’t beat up like Dallas is. Washington and San Diego are highly winnable, and they will be facing Seattle coming east (where they take the first halves of games off every time) after having clinched the #1 seed the week prior. If the Giants are 7-6 going into that Seattle game and manage to pull that game out, they would have to beat Detroit — which isn’t insurmountable — and Washington AT HOME to end the season.

    And for those acting like Philly’s schedule is a gimme, I don’t get it. The Cards and Lions will be all over Foles. The Vikes won’t be a walkover by any means, regardless of record. It is about match ups. The Eagles still have to go to Dallas, who will be playing spoiler at the very least. Nor is that Bears game a gimme, like they tend to think. First to 9 wins gets the division, and it is very likely that the Eagles would have to beat Dallas in Arlington (much like Landry’s final game) in order to win the division, while the Giants will know that they will need to beat Washington in order to achieve the same.

    I hope this mulligan to undo the history 25 years ago goes the Giants way THIS TIME.

  47. justintuckrule says: Nov 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    I don’t care what Beason says. As long as he’s my team’s MLB and not yours, that’s all I care about.

  48. phillyphannnn83 says: Nov 18, 2013 7:28 PM

    Mr. Wright, you do realize that the scenario you’re proposing has the giants going 0-6 then 10-0 right? Has that ever been done in the history of the game? I’m not trying to talk trash but honestly speaking, look at the situations the teams were in you beat…all backup QBs and an injured Terrell Pryor. Minnesota and Philly were in shambles at the time and Scott Tolzien is no Aaron Rodgers. 5 FGs don’t win the game for you against the Eagles right now. You got lucky and got to face Matt Barkley the only game this season he’s played more than 3 series. You won’t have that luxury all season. Your last six games come against Tony Romo, RGIII, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, and Matthew Stafford. Honest conversation here…you REALLY think you’re going 6-0 against those guys? C’mon. And I love your comment about the Lions being all over Foles yet youre claiming they won’t be all over Eli. That comment certainly came through your blue tinted glasses. Let’s try to be objective here.

  49. 7mantel says: Nov 18, 2013 7:31 PM

    Romo chokes again !

  50. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    1. No it doesn’t. It allows for a loss to either Seattle or Detroit. At no point did I say that the Giants were winning out.

    2. Regardless of whether something happened before, that has no bearing on whether it CAN happen this year.

    3. The Giants lost four of their six games due to committing at least three turnovers. Those have been cut down, just the same, because even with backups playing (the same teams the Eagles have beat, lest you forget), those would have been losses had the turnovers and bad breaks continued.

  51. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 7:36 PM

    And I am the LAST person to try to pull the “blue colored glasses” nonsense with. Go back and read my comments from September and early October.

    You only won the first game BECAUSE of three straight turnovers in the 4th quarter. You don’t get to pick and choose scenarios and overlook when they are applicable in other situations. Giants had just as much bad luck with tipped ball interceptions going off shoulders and feet as any “good luck” you think comes as a result of playing backup QBs. The same backup QBs that your team has faced, but somehow can talk about winning three straight over the same teams?

    And I’m the one blinded by bias?

  52. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 18, 2013 7:40 PM

    The big thing to note is that there won’t be a wild card team from the East, and 8-8 might win the division.

  53. macjacmccoy says: Nov 18, 2013 9:44 PM

    Its funny this overrated media creation hasn’t done a thing on the football for 2 season’s then the day after he finally makes a play we here him running his mouth.

    How unexpected.

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:10 PM

    He has a ring, your team (almost certainly being one that he demolished in the past) doesn’t.

  55. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 19, 2013 9:13 AM

    Mr Wright 212, your arguments in support of the Giants and in support of Beason’s statement are void of any discernible concrete, factual claims which would provide validation.

    You use words and phrases such as “allow them to lose” and “Winnable” and “if” more often than you should if you are truly trying to argue that Beason is correct in his stance of the Cowboys being “Done” if they lose and fall to 5-6, which would be identical to the Giants record should that happen.

    Here is a reality check for you. The remaining schedules are quite similar. Dallas plays Chicago- very comprable in terms of winnability to Detroit, if not slightly more winnable. Oakland- definitely more winnable than San Diego. Green Bay- more winnable than Seattle, and not even a cause for comparison if Rodgers is still not back. Then, Redskins and Eagles at home to close the year out, putting Dallas in a divisional drivers seat. Let’s not forget Dallas winning those last 2 would give them 5 divisional wins at least, dependent on what happens this week.

    In conclusion: you say Beason’s claims are valid and in no way non-sensical, yet the facts are that after this game, the Cowboys have an arguably softer schedule than NY with divisional destiny in their control to end the season, and injured guys slated to return by Thanksgiving.

    Yes, a Giants win would most certainly bolster confidence and momentum and increase their chances. However, it is a simple fact that it does not by any stretch of the imagination elimiate the Cowboys from contention, which is precisely what Beason suggested through his comments. Therefore, as I said before, Beason’s commets are idiotic because it qutie literally is both mathematically and theoretically impossible to make the Claim which Beason did.

  56. shatho1 says: Nov 19, 2013 11:16 AM

    From past experience,the teams that usually run their mouths first usually have to eat their words so u just bring it JPP!!! GO COWBOYS!!!

  57. bigbluelou says: Nov 19, 2013 1:51 PM

    Hey it’s Cowboys-Giants, period. Their games regardless of record are always down to the last 2 minutes. Hopefully, this follows suit. You can’t ask anything more as a Giants fan to be in this position. Time to beat a real time now. Go Blue!

  58. bigbluelou says: Nov 19, 2013 1:51 PM

    I mean team. doh!

  59. nygnjd says: Nov 20, 2013 1:19 PM

    People who think JPP was saying the Giants were clearly going to win or that he was bashing the Cowboys: Please read the quotes again. If English is not your first language, you get some slack. If it is, I hope you study and do better in junior high. Otherwise, you are probably only semi-literate and likely cannot grasp what I am saying anyhow.

    He said it was going to be a hard fought game. He never said the Cowboys suck or anything, nor did he guarantee a victory. He said there will be blood. Someone bleeds in almost every NFL game, minor scrapes, usually, so that’s not really much of an off the wall comment.

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