For Tank And The Cowboys, Saints Game Is 'Life-or-Death'

Mike Fisher
November 27, 2018 - 4:01 pm
Demarcus Lawrence

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FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - DeMarcus Lawrence is not one to back down from the challenge. In fact, in the case of Thursday night's game against the 10-1 New Orleans Saints, he's decided to be the one to actually issue the challenge.

On Tuesday, when a media person suggested that the Saints O-line is the big difference-maker for them, Tank countered by saying it's the Cowboys defensive line that's also been worthy of being "talked-up as being a difference."

And 6-5 Cowboys' Pro Bowl pass-rusher was just getting started.

"They're going to have to match our intensity," Lawrence said. "(Bleep), for 60 minutes straight, if you hit a (bleep) in the mouth and then they ain't doing what they're regularly doing, putting up 50 points, they start to get a little distressed. Now, you got them where you want them at, and then you (bleep) choke their ass out."

Lawrence is a sharp and intelligent spokesman for what he believes. He chose these words, and this delivery style, on purpose, I promise you.

But that doesn't mean it wasn't real and raw. He is such a believer in his team, and in the importance of this game, that he termed it "life-or-death'' because "it means too much" to him.

In fact, both teams can survive a loss. But if the Cowboys somehow manage to not only exceed the Saints' "intensity'' and the Saints' "profanity'' but also the Saints' final score? Lawrence and his Cowboys will have a fourth straight win ... and a new kind of "life.''