Giants not too closely invested in Cowboys-Redskins consequence


The Giants received’t be glued to their tv units or smartphones Thanksgiving Day monitoring the Cowboys-Redskins rating. They appeared ambivalent Wednesday in regards to the sport, even when a Dallas win would assist Large Blue.

“If that’s who we have to win, I assume [I’ll root for them],” security Landon Collins mentioned.

Eli Manning was planning to look at it, however didn’t suppose it made sufficient distinction to choose a staff to tug for. The Giants path each the Cowboys and Redskins within the standings. Although Washington is in first place, it simply misplaced beginning quarterback Alex Smith for the season with a damaged leg.

“You by no means know the way it’s all going to finish up or play out,” Manning mentioned.

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When requested his emotions on the matter, Eagles coach Doug Pederson mentioned he wouldn’t have a tough time pulling for the rival Cowboys.

“Nicely, right now of 12 months, you need to do what you need to do,” he mentioned.

Giants coach Pat Shurmur mentioned he’ll watch the sport, however received’t be rooting for both staff. He may have a particular curiosity in new Redskins beginning quarterback Colt McCoy, although. The 2 had been collectively in 2011 and 2012 with the Browns.

“I used to be a younger head coach and he was a rookie quarterback,” Shurmur mentioned. “We spent lots of time collectively. I believe we grew up collectively in lots of methods.”

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Saquon Barkley has the followers on his aspect. The rookie working again, named the NFC Offensive Participant of the Week on Wednesday, is fifth general in Professional Bowl voting from followers. Fan voting, which runs via Dec. 13, is a 3rd of the choice course of, together with participant and coach voting. Trailing solely Saints QB Drew Brees, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Rams RB Todd Gurley and Steelers RB James Conner, Barkley has rushed for 728 yards, caught 64 passes for 540 yards and scored 10 touchdowns.

Barkley isn’t the one Big feeling love from followers. Odell Beckham Jr. is second amongst broad receivers, behind solely Antonio Brown of the Steelers, and Landon Collins is third amongst safeties, after Jamal Adams of the Jets and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of the Redskins.

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DE Kerry Wynn stays within the concussion protocol and didn’t follow. In any other case, the Giants are the image of well being. The Eagles, in the meantime, are hurting within the secondary. CBs Rasul Douglas (knee/ankle), Jalen Mills (foot), Avonte Maddox (knee/ankle) and Sidney Jones (hamstring) all didn’t follow on Wednesday. Of the 4, Maddox is the very best wager to be out there, with Jones seemingly out and the opposite two query marks.


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