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Justin Tuck still hates the Cowboys

Posted on: December 27, 2011 1:25 pm
Tuck on Dallas: 'I’ve been quoted many times saying I hate [them] and that’s still true. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

It comes down to this, the Week 17 matchup between the Cowboys and the Giants with the winner heading to the playoffs as the NFC East champs and the loser getting a headstart on vacation.

The Giants beat the Jets Saturday in a matchup that was prefaced by a week's worth of gum-flapping, and despite head coach Tom Coughlin's proclamation that "talk is cheap," it hasn't let up ahead of the Cowboys game, either. Defensive end Justin Tuck got the ball rolling Monday, when he was asked why he hates Dallas so much.

“Just because I want to," Tuck said according to the New York Daily News' Gary Myers. "For me personally, I’ve been quoted many times saying I hate the Cowboys and that’s still true.”

We're guessing it has something to do with the division rivalry, not to mention Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware saying that Tuck is just jealous because he wants to play in Dallas. (Ware's remarks were in response to Tuck calling Cowboys Stadium a dump.)

"First of all, I don't know when I called Dallas Cowboys Stadium a dump," Tuck said earlier this month. "Obviously, they have a pretty nice stadium. And me wanting to be a Cowboy ... hmm. I don't wear Wranglers, Cowboy hats or boots or those buckle belts. I don't wear none of that. And I don't need a star on my helmet to tell me I'm pretty good at what I do."

But through his blinding hatred Tuck grudgingly respects the Cowboys.

“They seem to do it as close to the right way as we do with their owner and their past championships and past players,” he said. “The two teams are probably more similar than we like to give each other credit. That’s one of the reasons these games are so embraced. We have a lot of mutual respect.”

And on Sunday, both teams will meet in what amounts to a play-in game. Hopefully, Brandon Jacobs and Jason Garrett get along better than Jacobs and Rex Ryan did on Christmas Eve.

“I know our crowd is going to be fired up for this game,” Tuck said. “Playoff atmosphere, Sunday night, winner take all. I know."

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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:04 pm

Justin Tuck still hates the Cowboys

so f------ what the cowboys are stil a bunch whining adfkngadfgadfgajdfgj!
 and thet still suck and jerry jones what was he thinking about going to the sidlines to tell his coach what to do. Americas team my ASS!
 peace, scrap

Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 4:03 pm

Justin Tuck still hates the Cowboys

Well he doesn't need much reason to dislike the division rivals at all, thats the point of being rivals.. This guy is one of the class acts in the NFL. Not much of a trash talker, good sense of humor and plenty of heart to play to win all of the time. Statically speaking he hasn't had a great season but thats not the only reason to play. The only real reason is to win. Unlike the distasteful philly fan and his unintelligent comments, but what what can we say about a philly fan other then they can't win.

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 3:46 pm

Justin Tuck still hates the Cowboys

"Just because I want to..."  that's about the dumbest answer to a question I've ever heard.  Then again, I have seen his Subway commercials, therefore, I think I can understand the stupidity....

Since: Jun 24, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Justin Tuck still hates the Cowboys

WOW I wonder if that has anything to do with him being hurt all season long.  Brilliant. 

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2011 1:57 pm

Justin Tuck still hates the Cowboys

A lot of talk coming from a guy with only 4 sacks on the year.  I would have to say other than Eagles fans hating Dallas, the Giants have got to be one of the top hated teams.  I know I hate them more than the Cowboys.  Here's hoping Justin Tuck has to eat his words on Sunday Night Prime Time!

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