This may be getting out of hand now. It's certainly been an entertaining week for those who like verbal punches to be thrown. First, former Cowboy and current ESPN analyst, and I use that term loosely, called Giants running back Tiki Barber a quitter for wanting to retire at the end of the season. Then, Tiki shot back, calling Irvin an idiot and a blanket journalist (someone may need to explain to Irvin what that means). Now, Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has joined the party, voicing a few choice comments aimed in the direction of everyone's favorite wide receiver.
During the fourth quarter of Monday night's Giants/Cowboys game, Dallas receiver Terrell Owens appeared to slip while attempting to make a catch. That's not how Burress sees it, as he was quoted as saying that Owens "took a dive" and implied that he feared an impending hit by Giants safety Gibril Wilson. Burress went on to say that T.O. was being a "coward". Those are strong words which are likely to fuel an already heated exchange of derogatory comments.
The latest chapter in the book of verbal bashing is sure to intensify the next meeting between the Giants and Cowboys, to be held at Giants Stadium on December 3. It would be out of character for Owens to allow someone to call him out and not issues a rely, so stand by for an updated version of this saga.