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Jerry Jones savoring every bit of Cowboys’ humbling of Giants

Steve Serby

The finish zones are painted blue with “GIANTS” in white capital letters within the middle flanked by a script lowercase “ny” in white. 

“METLIFE STADIUM” stares down at you from the highest of the stadium in white. 

But so many of the blue-collar folks of this space, to whom Joe Judge as soon as vowed that his workforce would symbolize, turned their again on the Giants on a rock-bottom afternoon when Cowboys gamers all however stood on Jerry Jones’ shoulders and shouted on the prime of their lungs: “HOW ’BOUT THOSE COWBOYS FANS!” 

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“We have a lot of Cowboy fans here in New York, and it just felt good to give ’em something to cheer about,” Jones advised The Post after stopping within the press field hallway, not removed from the place John Mara kicked over these rubbish cans earlier this season. 

“Make no mistake about it: One of the reasons that I came into the NFL was Alan Ameche, was the Polo Grounds, was the aura and the story that the Giants represent and what it’s done for our league, and I’m not trying to be sweet …” Jones mentioned. 

Back in 1996, following a November win over Jones’ Cowboys, the late, nice Wellington Mara mentioned with a smile: “As I mentioned, it’s all the time good to see conceitedness humbled.“ 

Jerry Jones waves to fans before the Giants' 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.Jerry Jones waves to followers earlier than the Giants’ 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.Getty Images

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Except now Jones, and never Judge, has the workforce that may punch you within the nostril for 60 minutes, and he couldn’t assist however flash again to January 1994, when Emmitt Smith willed the Cowboys to an additional time win over the Giants with a separated shoulder to safe a house playoff recreation. 

“I was telling somebody today, I can’t look at that field without seeing Emmitt Smith had the game he had when he knocked his shoulder down and let us go,” Jones mentioned. “But we have so much respect for this organization and the story behind it that makes this thing sweet and that felt good to hear those Cowboy fans.” 

I requested him if it was surreal or unusual listening to 40, perhaps even 50 % of the followers, rooting for his Cowboys. 

“I’ve been here when I didn’t hear ’em, let’s put it like that,” Jones mentioned, and smiled. “But again, at the expense of New York having their challenges this year, I’m aware of that. … I was very concerned about this game. As you know, we know any of us can get the other one on any given day. But I was proud of our team and proud to have 10 wins.” 

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Judge has 10 wins as nicely … in 30 video games. 

“It’s really with respect that I say I was glad to see those Cowboy fans because of the respect I have for the Giants, and just what they are to this league,” Jones mentioned, “and the fact that one of the best feelings I had when I got in the NFL was knowing I was gonna get to be a part of competing against the Giants. And [Tom] Landry, of course, played here and came from here, and I’m well appreciative of what the Maras have brought, so a day like today feels good.” 

Cowboys fans overpowered Giants fans during the Giants' 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.Cowboys followers overpowered Giants followers in the course of the Giants’ 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.Robert Sabo

Cowboys fans overpowered Giants fans during the Giants' 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.Cowboys followers overpowered Giants followers in the course of the Giants’ 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.Getty Images

It felt so good that Jones confirmed Mara some mercy and will discover no cause in any way to kick him and the Giants, 21-6 losers, whereas they’re down and out at 4-10. 

“I sure think candidly I know how he feels,” Jones mentioned. “You simply take these things, and may take it, utterly private, and I do. He places it on the market like that, and we do too. 

“And so yeah, it’s no fun to have to wear a season like this, but as we all know, every dog has his day in this business.” 

He chuckled on the finish of that thought, as a result of he’s the canine having his day, whereas Mara fields a workforce with rabies. 

John Mara walks through the MetLife Stadium tunnels following the Giants' 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.John Mara walks by means of the MetLife Stadium tunnels following the Giants’ 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.Robert Sabo

Mike Glennon (13-24, 99 yards, 3 INTs) versus the dominant Cowboys protection was by no means going to be a good battle, and Judge of all folks turning into Riverboat Joe on fourth-and-1 at his 34 and once more on fourth-and-1 at his 29 within the third quarter advised you as a lot. Glennon was so horrific that Judge ought to have turned to a extra environment friendly Jake Fromm sooner than rubbish time. The Giants wouldn’t have received the sport, however perhaps they may have lined no less than. 

“We’re the best defense,” Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs mentioned, “for sure.” 

Micah Parsons didn’t should wreck the sport as a result of DeMarcus Lawrence, who compelled Saquon Barkley’s first NFL misplaced fumble in 791 touches and helped cease Glennon on one of the fourth-and-1s and deflected a Jourdan Lewis interception, was the one who did. 

“When you play the Dallas Cowboys, you gotta play all 11 of us,” Lawrence mentioned. 

And all of the Cowboys followers who love a winner. 

“When you see your defensive players going like this on a road game,” mentioned Mike McCarthy, utilizing his arms to imitate crowd exhortation, “that’s special.” 

Ezekiel Elliott’s 13-yard TD run within the first quarter was cheered vociferously by Cowboys followers and/or by resigned Giants followers who began him within the fantasy playoffs. 

“When we’re winning,” Lawrence mentioned, “that’s what’s gonna happen.” 

It occurred time and again, even on the finish, when Diggs and Randy Gregory implored Cowboys followers to make noise as Fromm threatened. 

Diggs’ tenth interception ultimately zone towards Kenny Golladay (3-53)? 

“Our fans do a great job every week showing up to away games, making feel like a home game for us,” Diggs mentioned. “It really does help us.” 

I requested Diggs: It didn’t appear to be a house recreation, did it? 

“Yeah it did,” he mentioned. 

A Giants fan argues with a Cowboys fan.A Giants fan argues with a Cowboys fan.Robert Sabo

Dak Prescott’s 1-yard TD go to Dalton Schultz sealed the Giants’ destiny late within the third quarter. 

“There’s nothing like when it’s third down, on the road, for their offense and the crowd gets loud,” Prescott mentioned. “That’s one of my favorite parts about being a Dallas Cowboy, the fans that we have and the support that we have no matter where we go.” 

The Cowboys now have an intra-team problem — touchdowns versus turnovers. Defense has taken a 4-2 lead. 

“We have a little bet going on,“ Prescott said. “Defense is kicking our ass, but it’s turnovers versus touchdowns that we created this week. They obviously won this one, but we’ll make sure that it carries over.” 

In the adding-insult-to-injury division: Prescott wasn’t totally glad with solely taking what the Giants would give him. 

“It’s definitely frustrating,” Prescott mentioned. “The defense is doing a great job giving us the ball in plus territory, and we’ve gotta find a way to get in the end zone, simple as that.” 

Judge’s Giants have been saying that for 2 years. 

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