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Don't look for a lot of Cowboys' talk

12/27/2011

IRVING, Texas -- Justin Tuck said he hates the Cowboys. That’s nothing new. He’s said that for a few years now.

But what is interesting is how last week the New York Giants felt the Jets talked too much. Now the Giants have kicked off the NFC East Championship Game Week with some harsh talk. At some point you can bet Brandon Jacobs will get involved, too.

If you’re waiting for the Cowboys to return fire, don’t.

“That’s just what this is about,” Spears said of Tuck’s “hate” comment. “That’s what this rivalry is about. Guys are going to get chirpy. Guys are going to talk, say things out of their neck, and I hope that my teammates understand that we just need to stay quiet and go about our business the way we need to and go up there and get a win because at the end of the day talking doesn’t win games at all.”

The Cowboys could bank on Patrick Crayton spicing things up, but he’s been in San Diego the last two years. Mike Jenkins said almost halfheartedly before the teams’ first meeting that Jacobs was a bully and DeMarcus Ware said he believes Tuck wants to play for the Cowboys.

The only trash talker of note is defensive coordinator Rob Ryan

“He was doing that before he got here, so that’s his personality,” Spears said. “One thing about Rob though, and when you reference talking trash, he always puts it on his players. I think that that’s a mechanism he uses to let guys know I believe in you 100 percent, than it is him going at another guy personally or individually.”

Ryan’s brother, Rex, talked some junk last week for the Jets and it didn’t work. I’m not sure Rob will serve and volley much this week.