|Carr on his matchup with Cruz to open the 2012 season: 'I don't plan on seeing no dancing.' (Getty Images)|
(It's worth pointing out that the Giants were 9-7 in 2011 and needed a Week 17 victory -- over the Cowboys -- to claim the
One of those free-agent pickups, $50 million cornerback
"I want to use all my body (to stop Cruz)," Carr said during a Friday appearance on ESPN's NFL Live (by way of the Dallas Morning News). I'm six-foot, 200 pounds. I know he's got to run through me to get wherever he's running, so I'm going to be patient at the line. All that salsa dancing, that's fine, but you've got to come through me. I don't plan on seeing no dancing."
The Morning News notes that Cruz went off on the Cowboys last season, totaling 252 yards and two touchdowns in two games, including Week 17's six-catch, 178-yard performance. Football Outsiders ranked Cruz fourth in its WR efficiency metric (behind just
And while we applaud Carr's confidence, Cruz's teammate, tight end
Only 157 days until the 2012 season begins!
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