NEW YORK (WFAN) – The New York Giants are rolling, having won three straight games following their 19-17 loss to the Eagles on September 30.
Big Blue is currently sitting atop the NFC East with a 5-2 record, but they’ll be out for some revenge on Sunday in Arlington when they take on the division-rival Cowboys. Dallas topped the defending Super Bowl champions in the NFL season opener on September 5, edging the G-Men by a touchdown.
Safety Antrel Rolle hasn’t forgotten about that game, and he’s out to give Tony Romo and company some payback.
“We’re going to go in and we’re going to play ball,” Rolle told WFAN co-hosts Evan Roberts and Joe Benigno in his weekly spot on Tuesday. “We owe those guys. In that first game of the season I don’t think we were playing Giants football at all, and I think we’ve gotten back to somewhat playing Giants football and trying to get this winning streak going a little bit.”
And what does the two-time Pro Bowl selection think of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who always seems to think that his team will take down New York?
“As far as Jerry Jones (goes), we really don’t pay that any attention, because we all know he doesn’t put on a helmet,” Rolle said. “I don’t know if he ever did, to be honest with you. We’re going to go out there, we’re going to play our game. We’re going to play very efficient, we’re going to play very confident and we’re going out there ready to be some head-busters.”
The Giants currently sit at 1-2 in the division after taking out the Washington Redskins this past Sunday, but they know that continuing to lose to NFC rivals could put them in a precarious situation should the Eagles or Cowboys make a run.
Couple that with the chance of a season sweep at the hands of Dallas, and New York has an added element of motivation.
“As a team we’re extremely motivated,” the 29-year-old said. “We need this win for our division, we need this win for the sake of our postseason play. And more importantly, we didn’t like going out there and losing that (season opener) … They came out here and they whooped our butts fair and square. They were definitely the better team that night, and we’ll show them who the better team is come Sunday night.”
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