Jabrill Peppers
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New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers notes he doesn’t blame the Cowboys for talking trash during their 35-17 rout of Big Blue.

If there was anything non-existent in the NFL on Sunday (besides the Dolphins’ will to show up), it was the New York Giants secondary. The defensive backs for Big Blue were absolutely torched by the Dallas Cowboys’ passing game. Quarterback Dak Prescott was able to complete 25 of his 32 throws for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

To put it in receiver Randall Cobb’s words, the Giants defenders were “all lost in the backfield,” per Ryan Dunleavy of nj.com. Yeah, it’s a shot at the Giants. However, that’s what football brings. If you’re winning by that much, you kind of have that right to take shots like that. Giants safety Jabrill Peppers surely understands that.

“Man, they were kicking our a–,” Peppers said, per Dunleavy. “That bothered me more than anything they could ever say to me. You know what I mean? If we were kicking their a–, we’d be talking sh– to. That just comes with the territory.”

Peppers believes that the Cowboys didn’t really pull any tricks on the Giants to defeat them. That they didn’t do anything that was really surprising on the field. The Cowboys simply stuck to what they did best, and the Giants couldn’t keep up.

“I don’t think they did anything spectacular to beat us,” Peppers said. “You know what I mean? I think we gave up a lot of big plays because of blown coverages. Aside from the fade ball (touchdown), and a couple dig routes, everything else I feel like we gave them. But when things are clicking for you, you can say whatever you want to say.”

Peppers racked up seven combined tackles during the loss on Sunday. He also had seven return yards on two punt returns. Look for the Giants to use him a lot in the punt return game, as he spent a lot of time at that spot during his two seasons in Cleveland.
The Giants don’t play the Cowboys again until Week 9 when they play each other on Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.