The New York Giants did a lot of trash talking in the week leading up to their big game against the Dallas Cowboys. They ended up losing to the Cowboys, and afterwards head coach Tom Coughlin expressed his displeasure with it.
“I don’t believe in that stuff,” Coughlin said, via ESPN Dallas. “I think you play the game — talk is cheap, play the game. I don’t see anything that gets accomplished by the verbalization part of it.”
Yet he didn’t stop players from coming out and trash talking after the first player did it.
“We’ve never been a team that has been one to provide bulletin-board material,” Coughlin said. “I understand there was a little bit of that last week, and I don’t believe in any of that. As a matter of fact, [I] speak out very strongly against it.”
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said “there will be blood” and it clearly served as motivation for Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher. He smeared fake blood on his face after the game.
“I’m very emotional, man,” Hatcher said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We just got disrespected. We didn’t talk all week. We let them do all the talking. Revenge is best served cold. It was cold out there tonight the way we did it. We came out there and we took it.
“We got class. I’m not showing a lot of class right now. But the damage is done.”