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New York Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence has admitted the team felt embarrassed and angered following their disgraceful 40-0 loss to the division rival Dallas Cowboys, according to the New York Post.
‘I would say anger,’ Lawrence said on Tuesday while making an appearance at the New York Team of Heroes kickoff event and artwork unveiling.
‘We got embarrassed, but you’ve got to own it and move on, don’t let it linger. That’s the message that we’re gonna live by. Just go out and execute.’
‘Prepare the same this week as we did last week. I thought we had a good week of practice and meetings, so keep preparing the same way and the results will come.’
Aside from being one of the biggest players in terms of physical stature on the Giants roster, Lawrence is also one of the teams most valued leaders and a captain.
Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence stated the team got embarrassed against Dallas
New York suffered a 40-0 loss to the division rival Cowboys to start the season on Sunday
The Giants will have the chance to rebound against the Cardinals and former G Will Herandez
The 6-foot-4 342-pound lineman also signed a huge four-year $90 million contract extension this offseason.
‘Yeah, for sure [it falls on my shoulders],’ Lawrence said. ‘And I do that by my approach each day. This is early in the season, s-–t gonna happen. It’s not gonna define our season if we don’t allow it to is my message.’
‘We’re gonna keep fighting, we’re gonna keep preparing, we’re gonna keep doing the right things and come out on top.
‘Just not having excuses. They beat us. We’ve just got to come back the next week and not let that linger to the following week.’
The Giants will have the chance to shed the Week 1 feelings of disgust when they take on the Arizona Cardinals this weekend in a matchup that will also see Lawrence face off against an old friend.
Cardinals guard Will Hernandez spent four years playing with the Giants and lined up against Lawrence in practice countless times.
‘I think it’s fun going against guys you know, have a little bragging rights over them, when you beat them,’ Lawrence said. ‘But I respect Will and his game, and honestly I’m ready for the battle, because I know he’s a fighter.
‘We were close when he was here. Guys like that, we get to actually compete against each other in live time, so I’m excited about that.’