Responding to Dak Prescott‘s proclamation at the ESPYS that the Cowboys are gonna win the NFC East, Collins emphasized his confidence that the Giants will end the year on top, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
“I commented right underneath his picture. I said, ‘I highly doubt that.’ They do not control the (NFC) East. It’s over with. We’re going to have a run for it. I mean, they’re not going to win, I can tell you that much. We’re definitely going to take over.”
Collins and the Giants are likely buoyed by the fact that, despite Dallas winning the division, New York was victorious in the two head-to-head matchups.
“Coming from the program I came from, the team that I came from, the kind of player that I am, I’m not afraid to say any of those words,” Collins said. “My team, my guys and our organization backs it up every time.”
The NFC East’s history backs Collins’ assertion. No team has won back-to-back division titles since the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004, and the Cowboys haven’t achieved the feat since 1995-96.
“I’m ready to get back. It has been too long,” Collins said. “I’m ready to put some shoulder pads in some people. Knock some heads off.”
Collins won’t have to wait long to get his shot at Dallas. The Giants and the Cowboys face off in Week 1 on Sept. 10.
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