DE Justin Tuck, 09.17.09

Q. How much different, if at all, does their offense look without Terrell Owens?

A. I don't think they look different at all. They have a lot of different wide receivers that can show up and make big plays for them. If anything, I think (Tony) Romo looks a little bit more comfortable and I think with a guy like T.O (Terrell Owens) he has to get a certain number of balls his way and a number of catches to keep a guy like him happy.

Q. Brandon Jacobs said yesterday he hates the Cowboys with a bloody passion. Does that kind of describe your feeling as well?

A. I don't necessarily know what a bloody passion is, I don't know how to judge that. As far as an on-field rivalry, they have to be one of the most intense as far as Cowboys-Giants go. I'm going to say it like I said it last year, they hate us and we hate them. That's how it is.

Q. How much yapping and trash talking goes on in a game like this? More than usual?

A. I am not a trash talking guy. For me it's just a waste of breath. For me I am going to whoop the guy in front of me. He is trying to block me or whoop me. Regardless of what I say or what he says, it really doesn't matter. If they are trying to trash talk me, it's like I said, a waste of breath. I would feel the same way if I was trying to trash talk him.

Q. Obviously every game is a huge game. How is this game different?

A. I think there are a lot of underlining things around us now. It's the opening of their new stadium. Obviously it's a division game, Cowboys versus Giants, great rivalry. But for us it's the next game. As much as everybody wants to add into it, every game for us is important. We are just trying to approach this the same way. I would be lying to you if I told you there isn't a little more excitement because of the circumstances around them. At the end of it, it's still just another game.

Q. Do you go into it with the attitude it's almost like their homecoming, so let's go spoil their party?

A. I think you have to, regardless if everybody knows the Cowboys didn't make their schedule. In a way it is that type of scenario, so we do have that type of spoiler mentality, if you want to call it that.

Q. You have come along way in the last couple of years. Is it just hard work or is it...?

A. It is listening, paying attention. There have been a lot of guys in this locker room who have done well for a long time. It behooves me to pay attention to what they did and how they were able to be successful. Not only here, I like to look at a lot of people around the league. For me it's beneficial.

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