Heading into his rookie season, Damontre Moore is heading in with very high expectations for the New York Giants. With Osi Umenyiora departing as a free agent to the Atlanta Falcons and Jason Pierre-Paul recovering from back surgery to repair a herniated disc, Moore has a chance to shine for the Giants in the summer and impress the coaching staff.
Growing up, the 20-year-old former Texas A&M defensive end who was from DeSoto, Texas, went to Rowlett High School in the area, so it made sense for him to be a Dallas Cowboys fan.
Now as a professional football player, Moore is on the other side of the rivalry and will be playing twice a year against the team he grew up for. In an interview with the Landry Hat, Moore is just fine with playing for Big Blue against the Cowboys.
“I grew up a Dallas fan and, you know, I always watched the Giants,” Moore told the Landry Hat. “Those were always the guys beating Dallas, and I like, I didn’t like them. Now, that I’m on that side, I can be with the winning team.”
Going back to 2008, the Giants are 7-3 against the Cowboys. Moore will get his first opportunity to play against his hometown Cowboys on opening night when the Giants are in Arlington to face their NFC East rivals.
Many felt Moore was supposed to be a first-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but slipped all the way down to the third round to the Giants this past April. He will be competing for playing time with Mathias Kiwanuka, Justin Tuck, Adrian Tracy and Adewale Ojomo in the 2013 season.
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