Pierre-Paul: Cowboys game 'like a Super Bowl'

Pierre-Paul: Cowboys game 'like a Super Bowl'
November 20, 2013, 8:00 pm
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Jason Pierre-Paul called Sunday's matchup between the Giants and Cowboys a "Super Bowl to us." (AP)

The Eagles are on a bye week, but two NFC East rivals, the Cowboys and the Giants, are going head-to-head this Sunday at 4:25 p.m, and Jason Pierre-Paul is starting the talk early.

Pierre-Paul called the impending matchup a "Super Bowl" game for the Giants, who have won four straight after starting the season 0-6.

"This is a big game coming up," Paul told the Star-Ledger Wednesday. "This is like a Super Bowl to us. It’s not a playoff game to us. We need it badly. We have to get out there and give it all we got. As long as we give it all we got, we’ll be satisfied."

The fourth-year defensive lineman is putting a large portion of the expectations on his own shoulders going into Sunday.

“This week, whoever lines up in front of me is going to get it. They’re going to get hit.”

In the teams' first meeting in Week 1, Pierre-Paul had one sack, but it was his lone tackle of the game. He was returning from offseason back surgery, however, and he expects to perform at a higher level this weekend.

A win by the Giants Sunday would tie them with the Cowboys at 5-6. New York's defense has been much improved during its winning streak, allowing 11.8 points per game. 

The Cowboys have dropped two of three, including a 49-17 rout by the Saints before Dallas' Week 11 bye.