Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul promised that blood would be spilled when the Giants and the Cowboys met on Sunday and cornerback Terrell Thomas said there was “no doubt” in his mind that the Giants would emerge victorious.
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick made note of both those comments this week and referenced them during his meeting with the media after the Cowboys’ 24-21 victory. He said Thomas should “just play” instead of talking like that and wondered where Pierre-Paul was on Sunday.
“Jason Pierre-Paul was like, ‘There will be bloodshed.’ C’mon, man,” Scandrick said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “Did he even have a stat on the final stat sheet?”
JPP did have one tackle, but Scandrick was just getting warmed up. He took Mike Ditka to task for saying on ESPN that the Cowboys had no one who could cover Victor Cruz and said he had no “earthly idea” why a “great coach” like Tom Coughlin would allow his team to talk so much heading into the game.
“Never in my life have I heard a 4-6 team talk like that,” Scandrick said. “Talk, talk, talk. We had a better record and didn’t talk.”
Scandrick may not have talked during the week before the game, but he certainly knows how to get the last word.