You know, I'm a guy who prides himself on knowing everything that is going on with the Cowboys. But somehow, I missed this whole exchange, and its pretty juicy.
It's true that Owens will take to the turf or head to the sideline if trouble is coming. I'm not against this as long as he's not giving up potential yardage. Staying healthy and holding onto the ball is more important than always testing your manhood on the field, especially for fragile receivers.
But Owens says that Roy has his back.
So why should Roy be worked up over Burress?
Because of this:
"He wouldn't have made that play if he was on a skateboard," Burress added.
Now we're talking. This isn't calling out a team, saying they can't beat your team if your team plays your game like Shockey said. This is personal. And Burress wasn't done dogging Roy. When discussing Roy as a `big-hitter', Plaxico said this:
Now that's quality trash-talking. That's the kind of stuff that will get your leg broken. He's basically calling Roy a no-talent, can't cover, cheap-shot, pansy.
I'm keeping my eye in this little sub-plot on Sunday.
Martinez kicks for the Dallas Desperadoes and went to training camp with Atlanta. He's had a few workouts with the Cowboys in recent years.
I knew it, I called this yesterday, the Giants are trying to turn it all against the media and create a common enemy. ESPN reports the players were singing Twisted Sister's "We're Not Going To Take It" at the press as they filed into the locker room.
"We're not angry at one another. We're angry at all of you guys and we thank you for that. We're not angry at one another. Strahan and Plax kissed this morning. It was a beautiful thing. They made up, and everyone knows each other around here again."
Puhleeze! Talk about forced unity. I'm sure dogging the occasional columnist is going to help Eli Manning complete his passes, and surely it will help LT Bob Whitfield - who I believe broke into the NFL back in the Eisenhower administration - block DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher. Surely, with ESPN on his mind, Plaxico Burress will never quit on a play again.
Meanwhile, the Giants are getting healthier.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor), linebacker Brandon Short (quad) and cornerback Sam Madison (hamstring) practiced for the second day in a row without problems.