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Jason Hatcher: I ate a Giant, and there's leftover blood

The New York Giants talked a lot leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Following Dallas' 24-21 road victory, a few Cowboys players took the opportunity to get some things off their chest.

"They talked and they talked and they talked," cornerback Orlando Scandrick said, per the New York Post. "I've never in my life heard a team that was 4-6 talk like that. We were 5-5, and we knew we had no room to talk."

To be fair, the Giants came in having won four straight, while the Cowboys were coming off a historically embarrassing loss.

After the win, it was the Cowboys' chance to throw the taunts back at the Giants.

"I just finished eating a Giant, and there's some leftover blood," Jason Hatcher joked after smearing fake blood on his face, in a dig on Jason Pierre-Paul's pre-Sunday comments. "They said blood was going to be shed, right?"

Hatcher had another monster game, with two sacks of Eli Manning. The Defensive Player of the Year candidate outplayed his counterpart, Pierre-Paul, in the win.

"Action speaks louder than words, so we went out there and did what we were supposed to do tonight," Hatcher said. They talked the talk. They had to back it up, and they didn't. We came out with the victory. We came into their house and took it from them."

Scandrick laid some of the responsibility for the Giants' week-long trash talking at the feet of coach Tom Coughlin.

"They have a great coach," Scandrick said. "I don't have any earthly idea why he let them talk like that."

*We recapped every Week 12 game in the latest "Around the League Podcast." *

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