Jerry Jones responds to Justin Tuck

December, 9, 2011
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IRVING -- Back in 2009, an irritated and injured Justin Tuck was not in a good mood to talk about a New York Giants win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Tuck injured a shoulder, as a result of getting tripped up by then-Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams.

"It's the second time I got hurt in this crappy stadium," Tuck said to AOL Fanhouse, a sports website that is no longer with us.

When told that the Cowboys' current stadium, a $1.2 billion project, is brand new, Tuck reiterated his thought: "It's still crappy."

Here's the link to that wonderful story.

It's been reported that Tuck called Cowboys Stadium a dump. But dump and crappy might be the same thing.

Friday morning, Jerry Jones responded to Tuck's comments on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM.

"When it comes to architecture, when it comes to anything, we all have our perspective and our opinions on it," Jones said. "But we're proud of it. [The Giants] play in a heck of a stadium, and it's a beautiful stadium up there in the Meadowlands. But we are proud of ours. We want to really continue as we're doing this year, is to establish a home field advantage and let's see what we can do. At the end of the day, what counts [is] we want to come out here on the positive end of that score."

The Giants have beaten the Cowboys in their two meetings at Cowboys Stadium and Jones hinted the crowd on Sunday night might be the largest of the season.

But Tuck is catching heat for calling Cowboys Stadium "crappy" or dump, which forced Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware to chime in when told about the defensive end's comments.

"He says that because maybe he wants to play here," Ware said on Wednesday. "Everybody wants to play for the Cowboys. If I wasn't playing for Cowboys I would call it that too because I want to play for them."

Maybe Jones said it best regarding Tuck when he ended his weekly radio show by saying, "Hopefully that's the competitive spirit in him. I would tell him this, he's never been in more of a expensive dump in his life."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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