Giants’ Pierre-Paul preparing for ‘dog fight’ against Cowboys

When the Cowboys and Giants met in Week 1, Dallas started what would end up being a six-game losing streak for New York.

Now, after a four-game winning streak, the Giants find themselves within reach of the division that has overall been slumping as they get set to host the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium and New York defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is already predicting the matchup will be intense.

“It’s a division game and they know that we know it’s going to be a fight,” Pierre-Paul said. “We’re going to put it on them, I’m pretty sure the offense is going to get going and the defense is going to get going even more and the special teams are going to contribute.

Maybe intense is the wrong word, these two teams after all will be fighting for their playoff lives, and a loss could put one or the other out of the race early.

“It’s going to be a fight, it’s going to be a dog fight, there’s going to be a lot of blood spilled out there,” Pierre-Paul said.

Fellow Giants defensive end Justin Tuck even weighed in on how he thinks the Week 12 matchup will play out.

“I can honestly say that we don’t like each other and it shows up on the football field,” Tuck said. “So I think it’s going to be another one of those drag-out type of games where you get in for four quarter and try to find a way to win it.”

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