Old Man Winter is a spectator Sunday to a frozen bloodbath when cold-blooded Giants, fired up Saturday night by Forever Young Man Coughlin, charge into the warm embrace of MetLife Stadium and vow to put the Cowboys on ice.

Victor Cruz tells The Post why the Giants will win:

“One is because we found balance between the run and the pass, and we’re doing a good job of doing both and mixing it up,” Cruz begins.

“Two, because our pass rush is going to get to Tony Romo an abundance of times.

“Three, because we’re just going to want it more just because of everything that we’ve gone through in the first six weeks and how we want to get through the other end of the tunnel, and this is basically the first step to doing that.”

Cruz was asked if he thinks the 4-6 Giants, once the 0-6 Giants, are ready to play their best game of the season and make their move on the NFC East title.

“Yes,” he said. “I think it’s time. We’ve been taking baby steps to where we needed to be, and I think this is where make that stride and make that turnover is this week, and I think offensively and defensively we’re prepared to really turn it over and make things happen.”

The Post has learned that Tom Coughlin, who has stared down adversity and shooed away any hint of despair, offered his Giants a quote from Sir Winston Churchill at the Saturday night team meeting at Big Blue hotel headquarters:

“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”
Coughlin also quoted another one of his favorites, Vince Lombardi:

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.”
The Giants were buoyed by another one of what they call their Perfect Friday practices. Asked how many Perfect Fridays they’ve strung together, Cruz said, “Five now.”

Every team has its own personality, and Talk Is Cheap Play the Game no longer fits this one in the wake of Terrell Thomas’ Friday guarantee. “It’s an opportunity to prove ourselves as a team,” Thomas told The Post.