October 8, 2020 | 4:49pm
The Giants have a chance to score some points Sunday when they go to Dallas, taking on a defense that has given up 39, 38 and 49 points in the last three games respectively. This could be their chance to get the offense rolling as they try to win their first game of the season. To break down Giants-Cowboys and get into everything Big Blue, we bring you a brand new episode of your favorite Giants podcast, “Blue Rush,” with Paul Schwartz and two-time Super Bowl champion kicker Lawrence Tynes, featuring a terrific interview with captain, Blake Martinez.
Paul and Tynes open the show talking about the first divisional game for the Giants, playing in that huge stadium in Dallas and playing in front of 20,000 fans. Players will enjoy having some fans in the building, but 20,000 people in that monster stadium won’t make a huge difference with noise. Tynes scored the first points in that new Dallas stadium with a field goal. Tynes says there is an “arrogance” about the Cowboys. The pair get into the Giants defense playing well, but having a tough task ahead against Dak Prescott and an explosive offense. Tynes points to them needing to buckle down in the red zone and hold the Cowboys to field goals, because they are bound to put up a ton of yards. The team will play hard for Jason Garrett going up against his old Cowboys team in Dallas. The guys believe the offense will score more points this week, but not enough to beat the Cowboys.
In this week’s “Tynes Time,” it’s a black and blue edition. Tynes tells the story of almost not getting to kick in Super Bowl XLII because of swelling in his foot after the frigid NFC Championship in Green Bay. Luckily, he did, but it took 6-8 weeks for the swelling to go away.
Giants linebacker, tackling machine and team captain Blake Martinez then joins us. Martinez gets into the adjustment coming to New York during a pandemic and not being able to do the cool NYC things he could. He talks about how special it was to be named a captain in his first season with the team. Martinez discusses how strong the defense has been, going up against his old coach Mike McCarthy in Dallas and how many laps he’s ran under Joe Judge. The inside linebacker also gets into Garrett preparing the Giants to go up against his former team Sunday, his low rating in the Madden game, the mistakes they’ve made being correctable and wanting to beat McCarthy. Martinez talks about the excitement to see Broadway shows and eat great NY food as a “foodie” when the pandemic ends, his thoughts on Daniel Jones being the “ultimate competitor,” and himself being “cheap” even after signing his $30 million contract.
Catch up on all episodes of “Blue Rush,” a New York Giants podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Lawrence Tynes and Paul Schwartz on Twitter @lt4kicks and @NYPost_Schwartz. The next episode of the show drops Monday. Super Bowl champion offensive lineman Rich Seubert joins the show.