Cowboys try putting Giant losses in past

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys, at least in public, are trying to hide their hatred for the New York Giants. They're not saying what they really feel about their NFC East rivals.

Coach Jason Garrett doesn't want to talk about last season's painful losses because he doesn't want his team to dwell on a past that can't be changed.

From time to time, however, things slip out.

Owner Jerry Jones invited fans at a training camp rally to come watch his team "beat the Giants' ass."

DeMarcus Ware had to stop speaking at a kickoff luncheon last week because he started to shake when thinking of Big Blue.

Then after the final preseason game, Dez Bryant walked into the locker room and told a reporter he couldn't wait to play the Giants.

Wednesday night can't get here soon enough for the Cowboys.

Dallas lost twice to the Giants last season, including in the regular-season finale with a playoff berth at stake. Beating New York in the NFL season opener would ease a lot of pain.

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