During the season, the linemen study their game plan together in the hotel on Saturday nights. In the off-season, they attend each other's birthday parties and charity events. But the Giants loss remains a sensitive subject. "Their game is getting in our face," says Kosier, who sprained his right foot in the preseason. "But if we get in their face first, they'll back down."
The first face-off is on Nov. 2 at the Meadowlands, and Dallas will have one obvious advantage. Strahan is now retired, working as an analyst for Fox. The Cowboys should have most of the headliners—Romo and T.O., Tank and the corner formerly known as Pacman, Jessica and Jerry. But if recent history is any guide, the road to redemption will be paved by the lesser-known 'Boys on the line.
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