Jacobs: Dallas fans loud, obnoxious
December, 29, 2011
By Matt Ehalt | ESPNNewYork.com
Outspoken Giants running back Brandon Jacobs took some digs at Dallas fans on Thursday, pointing to them as the reason why players on opposing teams hate the Cowboys. The Giants meet the Cowboys Sunday night for the NFC East title.
"Some of their fans are loud and obnoxious and just bad," Jacobs said. "Just everywhere you go you got some Dallas fans running their mouth about Dallas and keep going. It's not really the team and the star and all that, because they're just like any other team if the National Football League if you ask me. Their fans just really have me feeling the way I feel."
When asked if Dallas fans are worse than Philadelphia fans, Jacobs said they are, adding that "Cowboys fans get on my nerves."
Sunday night, when the Giants host the Cowboys, Jacobs knows and expects Dallas to have a fan section at MetLife Stadium.
"There's going to be a lot of them here, no question about it," Jacobs said. "It's going to be a bunch of them here and they're going to have a lot of support here, we just have to go out and do what we got to do. It's still our home field."
Aside from ripping Dallas' fans, Jacobs did not create a war of words with any Dallas player. He said he's trying to keep people off his back.
Earlier in the week, teammate Justin Tuck said he hates Dallas. The defensive end said he was amused by the reaction to his comments.
"What am I supposed to say? I love the Cowboys?" Tuck said. "According to [DeMarcus] Ware, I wish I played for them. Come on, man. You all ask question that have obvious answers to them and when I give you the obvious answers, people look at you like you are crazy. Never mind the Eli-elite question. What is he supposed to say? 'I suck,' or 'I am not in the category of the best quarterbacks in the league.' "
This could be potentially be Jacobs' final game in a Giants uniform against Dallas, as he has one year left on his contract and the team has to decide in March whether to pay his roster bonus of $500,000. Jacobs told Men's Fitness magazine earlier this year that he doesn't envision himself staying with the Giants beyond his current contract.
"I never think about that," Jacobs said when asked about playing the Cowboys in what could potentially be his last game as a member of the Giants. "Never, ever, ever think about that. Whatever happens, happens. I got a plan of my own. Trust me, I got a plan of my own [for Sunday]. It won't be regretted."
He later added about his plan: "Everybody is going to know what it is soon."