DeMarcus Ware hates the New York Giants. Well, right back at you, DeMarcus. Giants' fans hate you, too. At least I do.
Actually, let me re-phrase. What I really hate is the recurring nightmare of Ware blasting around right end, slamming Eli Manning to the brand new Cowboys Stadium turn and leaving him there, permanently indented.
I have watched Ware and the Cowboys hit Manning too many times, particularly last season. In two meetings, Ware sacked Manning four times. The Cowboys sack Manning eight times in a 20-8 victory last season in Texas.
David Diehl and the Giants linemen remember.
"It was a bad day," Diehl said. "Back then, we were man enough to stand up and say it wasn't a good game, and we're man enough to do the same. The only thing you can do now is make sure that doesn't happen again."
Eli Manning knows he doesn't want to see Ware draped all over him much of Sunday night.
"He is a very talented player and kind of what I said, we have to be able to run the ball to slow them down on the pass rush," Manning said. "Get the ball out quickly and timely, guys have to get open. But we’ve got to know where he is."
Let's hope the Giants are able to find Ware Sunday. And that they find him before he finds Eli.