Rebooted Cowboys Owner Now Preaches Nothing But Respect For Giants

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jerry Jones says there’s no point in talking trash.

Yes, that Jerry Jones, the same guy who last preseason invited fans to watch the Dallas Cowboys “beat the New York Giants’ a—-.”

When asked Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas if a little disparaging ever does anything for either team, the Cowboys owner replied: “I don’t really think so.”

The Giants have won four straight following an 0-6 start and are legitimately — and somewhat improbably — right in the mix for the NFC East. They’ll take on a Dallas team Sunday that lost their share of first place to Philadelphia during the bye week.

So yeah, there will be a lot at stake when the teams go head-to-head at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. But for Jones, it’s not about extra motivation — it’s about preparation.

“I think the hay is in the barn as far as getting ready right before the game,” he said.

The Cowboys (5-5) defeated New York 36-31 in Week 1. Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said the rematch is “going to be a dogfight.” A gory one. Safety Antrel Rolle agreed during his weekly spot on WFAN radio.

“If JPP said there will be blood, then there will be blood,” Rolle said Tuesday.

We’re not sure whether that qualifies as trash talk. Either way, Jones 2.0 wasn’t about to go there.

“When you look at what’s at stake up there Sunday, you look at the respect we have for the Giants, respect we have for how well they’re playing right now, we don’t need any more,” he said. “And I … think you’ll see that deep down they don’t need any more either.

“We’re a team that certainly has our faults, but by the same token we’re a team that can really be effective — and they respect that.”

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