Cowboys QB Dak Prescott fired back at Giants S Landon Collins a day after Collins said keeping the ball in Prescott's hands would give Big Blue a better shot at winning.
"Challenge accepted," Prescott told reporters on Thursday. "Challenge accepted."
Collins said Wednesday that the team needs to focus on stopping explosive running back Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday night against the Cowboys. And as far as Prescott? Not so much.
"Honestly, we really just have to focus on stopping Zeke," Collins said on Wednesday. "Making sure every run gap, we're playing our gap assignments and make sure we close the air out of their running game.
"If we do that, put the ball into Dak's hands, I think we have a better shot at winning."
Prescott went 19-for-29 for 170 yards without tossing a touchdown or interception (he lost one fumble) during the Cowboys' 16-8 Week 1 loss to the Panthers.
The 25-year-old Prescott played extremely well in the Cowboys' second win over the Giants last season (on Dec. 10) -- going 20-for-30 (averaging just over 11 yards) while tossing three touchdowns and zero interceptions against a Giants team that was decimated by that point. He was more of a game-manager during their first victory last season over the Giants, going 24-for-39 (averaging 6.87 yards) with one touchdown and zero picks.
Meanwhile, Elliott was strong the only time he faced the Giants last season (on Sept. 10), rushing 24 times for 104 yards (though his biggest run was only 10 yards), and hauling in five catches for 36 yards.
Collins' jab at Prescott wasn't the only thing directed at the Cowboys on Wednesday. He also said the Giants were America's team.
"I feel like the Giants are America's team," he said. "Red, white and blue. That's the way to do it."