You can look at the standings and get a pretty good read on the teams that are going to be in the playoffs at the conclusion of the year. But several of those teams still have a lot to prove.
It’s that time of year again — the time when NFL coaches are on the hot seat.
Eli Manning and the New York Giants are 3-0 at Cowboys Stadium, but the Cowboys aren’t letting that get to them.
The NFL season has not even reached the halfway point, but the fire under the seat of 10 head coaches is already quite hot.
“We’re going to go out there, we’re going to play our game,” Rolle said. “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.”
This is the game Jerry Jones has been waiting for. He delivered the invitation heard ’round the NFL — and the Giants are set to RSVP.
“I’m going to keep writing until someone writes me back,” shareholder Matt Fegarsky told CBSNewYork.com, “or until this gets resolved.”
Jerry Jones has added his two cents to the great kneel-rush debate. But to the Cowboys owner, it’s not about the rush — it’s about the kneel.
It’s only one game, sure. The first, to boot. But the old issues that nearly doomed the Giants’ Super Bowl run in the womb of the regular season cropped up once again.
The Giants have the motivation of opening at home in front of their raucous fans against a hated and disrespectful rival. It all adds up to a Giants win in the opener, and it shouldn’t even be that close.
When it comes to entertaining remarks, Jones might be the best in football. But the Cowboys owner didn’t have much in the way of a response Tuesday to Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka.
For Eli Manning and the Super Bowl champion Giants, Wednesday night will be their first chance to silence the critics and detractors who have sounded off repeatedly this offseason.
There’s no other way to put it: The Giants have owned Dallas since early 2008. And Cowboys cornerback Brandon Car says there’s a Big Blue burnout in Big D.
Former Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett tried to be diplomatic about his four seasons in Dallas, and did his best to look forward to his new career as the starting tight end for the New York Giants.
There has been plenty of trash talk in anticipation of the NFL season opener between the Giants and Cowboys, and linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka added fuel to the fire on Thursday morning.