Opening night is a mere few days away for the New York Giants as they head down to Texas to face their NFC East Division rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.
The Giants defense to begin the season will have a tough task in going up against the powerful Cowboys offense.
Even without pro bowl running back DeMarco Murray this season, the Cowboys offense is still loaded for 2015.
From All-Pro quarterback Tony Romo to one of the best wide receivers in the NFL Dez Bryant, the Cowboys are stacked at the skill positions.Ultimately the success of the Cowboys offense starts with their dominant offensive line.
“We’ve got to match up against their offensive line,” Giants defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins said. “That’s the strength of their team. Us upfront, that’s going to be directly related to us.”
The “us”, that Jenkins is referring to, is the Giants defensive line.
A defensive line that, unlike most Giants teams, is not the strength of their defense without their player in Jason Pierre-Paul. There's no question Big Blue's defensive front has a lot of question marks surrounding it.
That said, Jenkins still think his unit is ready for the challenge of trying to conquer the Cowboys vaunted offensive line/
“We want to be the best defensive line in the league,” Cullen said. “That’s something we want for us. They’ve (Cowboys offensive line) already established themselves, and we haven’t. We’ve got to go out and prove ourselves. To prove that you want to be the one at the top, you’ve got to compete with the best.”
The Cowboys offensive line is considered the best by football experts in the NFL, and the Giants know that their defensive line will need to be able to matchup with Dallas O-Line if they want to come out of Sunday’s game with a win.
Sunday's game will be decided in the trenches.
“We’ve got to be ready physically,” Jenkins emphasised regarding the Giants defensive line. “Got to be disciplined, and try to set the tone physically.”
The Giants defensive line say there up to the challenge, and hopefully on Sunday night, they will prove it out there on the field.
If they do that, the Giants will be victorious and will win their first season opener in 5 years.