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Brian Daboll writes letter to Giants fans asking for MNF vs. Cowboys

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In a letter to season ticket holders, New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll thanked fans for their support at MetLife Stadium in Week 2 and made a specific request Monday night soccer against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3.

Here is the letter that Daboll sent with kind permission Art Stapleton from The Record:

Here’s a full transcript of Daboll’s letter (emphasis added), detailing Daboll’s plan for a Monday night “white out”:

The Giants start 0-2 for the first time since 2016. They started 2-0 under three different head coaches (Ben McAdoo, Pat Shurmur, Joe Judge) in five straight seasons from 2017 to 2021. This year’s Giants have a different vibe, and Daboll is now looking to channel their early swing into legitimate home field advantage.

Here’s what the Giants’ all-white Color Rush uniforms look like via Nike:

This uniform also features the underlined block letter “GIANTS” helmet logo, which the team used as their primary logo in the 1980s and 1990s. The Giants won two Super Bowls (XXI, XXV) during that time, so Daboll is smart to take advantage of this throwback look and use it as an opportunity to build fan base.

There will be an electric atmosphere at MetLife Stadium on Monday night. With Dak Prescott still sidelined, backup quarterback Cooper Rush and the 1-1 Cowboys are the only ones standing between Daboll’s Giants and a 3-0 start. A raucous crowd could make it a little harder for Rush on third relegations, where New York is allowing opponents to convert a league-low 21.7 percent of their attempts this season.

Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas is one player looking to dress up in the all-white Color Rush uniforms. Shortly after Daboll’s letter surfaced on social media, Thomas sent the following tweet.

“White Monday night! Let’s get it! [one hundred emoji]” Thomas tweeted.

Thomas has every reason to be happy. Last season when the Giants wore those uniforms Monday night soccer Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thomas caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Daniel Jones.

Thomas is the highest-rated offensive lineman in the NFL through two weeks on Pro Football Focus. Considering all the trouble the Giants are having at wide receiver, they should consider throwing a pass to Thomas against the Cowboys. It would not be the first time.

If you’ve never seen one, a well-done white out should look like this:

Penn State is notorious for its “white out” games. But that’s more of a college tradition that takes years to establish. It remains to be seen how well NFL fans will comply with Daboll’s request that they wear white Giants gear Monday night at MetLife Stadium. Distributing white rally towels should help achieve the desired effect, although not all fans wear white.

Ultimately, the all-white aesthetic won’t matter if the end result isn’t just as striking. The last time the Giants wore these uniforms at Monday Night Football against the Cowboys was week 9 of the 2019 season. The Giants lost that game 37-18.

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