After winning Sunday's game, the Dallas Cowboys certainly had their fun taking some shots at the New York Giants. The Giants, of course, talked a big game leading up to Sunday's critical NFC East showdown but couldn't back up the bravado. The Cowboys let them know about it.
Monday, the Giants could do little about any of it.
"They won, that’s what you’re supposed to do. My statement, I stand by it," said Terrell Thomas, who had guaranteed a Giants' victory. "Our season was on the line and their season was on the line and they won the big game. They came into our house and won, the better team won."
"They got the win, they beat us twice this year, so they have the right to talk trash," said defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. "You can't get irritated with it now, you should have done something about it during the games."
JPP limited by shoulder
Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that Jason Pierre-Paul, who played only 27 snaps against the Cowboys, was affected by his injured shoulder.
"There’s no doubt it’s a factor, no doubt," Coughlin said. "He’s been injured and he’s been playing injured, he’s been playing with it."
Andre Brown: 'No giving up'
Running back Andre Brown, who missed the Giants' first eight games with a fractured leg, didn't want to hear about the Giants' season being over.
"We're still going to go out here and we're going to fight. You never know what's going to happen at the end of the season. Go out there and get hot again and go out there and play games and win. Hopefully some things fall into our laps where we can go out there and play in the playoffs," Brown said. "No giving up over here, if that's what you're trying to say. We're not going to do that. We're going to go out here and we're going to continue to fight."
Coughlin: Right call made on Cruz's fumble
During and immediately after Sunday's game Coughlin argued that a whistle should have been blown on the fumble by Victor Cruz that turned into a Dallas touchdown. After reviewing the tape Coughlin said officials made the proper call.
"When I looked at the tape today the forward progress is not stopped, so that was not even an issue when you looked at the tape and that's exactly what the official told me. Forward progress had not been stopped," Coughlin said.
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Quarterback Eli Manning was philosophical Monday during his weekly appearance on WFAN about all the things that have gone wrong for the Giants this season.
"That’s kind of football sometimes, where some years you just make every play or you get in a tough situation and you find a way to get out of it," Manning said. "You get that break, you recover that fumble, you buy that second in the count to find that guy open. Little things go your way. Some years you have it, some years it just tough. But that’s football. You have to fight through it and make your breaks."
How did the Giants, trailing 14-3, end up running a draw play from the Dallas 10-yard line on third down Sunday? It sounds like even they aren't sure how it happened.
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