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Giants vs. Cowboys 2013, Week 1: Everything you need to know

The Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Follow our StoryStream for everything you need to know.

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'Huge opportunity' Sunday for Giants' Da'Rel Scott

Da'Rel Scott is prepared to remind the coaches why they chose to keep him on the team

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Depth chart lists Randle, Cox as kick returners

A look at the current New York Giants' depth charts.

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Gilbride ready to match wits with Cowboys' Kiffin

New York Giants' offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has an idea of what to expect from Dallas defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin on Sunday.

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Giants' notebook: Victor Cruz confident

New York Giants' headlines for Saturday, 9/7.

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Coughlin: JPP decision won't wait until game time

Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants says he is a "game-time decision" for Sunday's season-opener vs. the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Friday that "It’s not going to be game time. We’ll make up our minds before that."

Either way, Pierre-Paul is hauling his surgically-repaired back onto the airplane for the trip to Dallas, which is good news for Giants' fans.

[Related: Complete Injury Report]

Here are a couple of other highlights from Coughlin's Friday press conference.

I love this exchange between a reporter who, obviously, did not frame a question very well and Coughlin, whose sense of humor often goes unappreciated.

Q: Victor signed a big contract in the offseason.

A: He did?

Here's a little more TC levity, talking about Pierre-Paul making the trip to Dallas.

"He'll be on the trip. So he can get in my ear longer. I‘d hate to be that far away from him, then he'd have to call me on the phone."

Finally, here is Coughlin on the impact the Super Bowl countdown clock in the locker room has on the ability to focus on one game at a time. This one is a straight answer.

"That's just a mental thing for the players to refer to. What my position has been on that is that you've got to earn that right. We realize where the Super Bowl is being played. We all understand and have heard it over the course of the year and the offseason. Any type of motivation that we can accomplish with that, we'll do that, but that's a lofty goal and 32 teams in this league right now have that as their goal and you've got to work your way towards that. That's the way we've always been, to be honest with you. We have our goals. Certainly that's one of them. The direct way that you get to have a chance to be in the playoffs is that you've got to do a good job in your division."

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Blitzing? Aggressive defense? Yes, Perry promises

The New York Giants finished 31st in the league in defense a season ago. Perry Fewell aims to change that this season.

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Can Giants-killer Jason Witten be neutralized?

Giants need to find way to neutralize Dallas tight end Jason Witten.

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Giants' notebook: Perry Fewell and 'big butts'

New York Giants' headlines for Friday, 9/6.

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Giants' Injury Report, 9/5: Diehl out vs. Cowboys

Offensive lineman David Diehl (thumb surgery) has been officially listed by the New York Giants as out for Sunday's seaosn-opener vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

Here is the full injury report for the Giants:

Did Not Practice
OL David Diehl (thumb) OUT
C David Baas (knee)
TE Adrien Robinson (foot)

Limited
WR Victor Cruz (heel)
FB Henry Hynoski (knee)
DE Damontre Moore (shoulder)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back)

Head coach Tom Coughlin said Pierre-Paul "has gotten a few more snaps." The star defensive end expects to decide Friday whether or not he will play Sunday night.

Moore, the rookie defensive end from Texas A&M, has not played since the first preseason game. Coughlin remains uncertain about what, if anything, Moore will be able to do on Sunday.

"It depends. We’re going to see how he finishes the week out in practice. I know he’s getting stronger every day," Coughlin said. "When given the opportunity, he's practiced well."

Hynoski's status is also uncertain, with Coughlin saying only that the fullback is "doing pretty good." A published report indicated that Hynoski, rehabbing from knee surgery, is unlikely to play Sunday.

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Hakeem Nicks: 'It's time to go'

Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks said he's healthy for the season opener.

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Five Questions with Blogging The Boys

Talking Giants vs. Cowboys with Blogging The Boys editor Dave Halprin.

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Garrett: Cowboys could match Ware against Pugh

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett fielded questions during a conference call on Wednesday

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Pierre-Paul's Sunday status decision comes Friday

Pierre-Paul says he will decide on Friday if he is ready for game action.

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Giants' notebook: Notes & Quotes from Wednesday

New York Giants' headlines for Thursday, 9/5.

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'Full speed ahead' for Giants Cruz, Pierre-Paul

David Baas (knee), David Diehl (thumb) and Adrien Robinson (foot) were the only New York Giants who did not practice Wednesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center as the Giants prepare for the season-opener vs. the Dallas Cowboys. None were expected to be available for Sunday night's game, anyway.

Victor Cruz (heel), Jason Pierre-Paul (back), Damontre Moore (shoulder) and Henry Hynoski (knee) were listed as limited. Jayron Hosley (ankle) practiced fully.

Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin said earlier Wednesday that Cruz and Pierre-Paul were "full speed ahead." Coughlin sounded less optimistic about the chances that Moore, sidelined since the first preseason game, would play.

"He's been in every meeting, every jog-through, done all of these types of things, but there isn't any question he's missed a lot of time," Coughlin said.

Here is the Cowboys' injury report:

Did Not Practice:
RB Lance Dunbar (foot), S Danny McCray (hamstring), DE Anthony Spencer (knee)

Full Participation:
G Ronald Leary (knee)

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Coughlin says "it all begins now" for Giants

Tom Coughlin said Wednesday that the Giants are a 'work in progress.'

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Dallas defense goes retro with Monte Kiffin

The Dallas Cowboys have changed their defensive philosophy entering the 2013 season.

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Giants vs. Cowboys: Getting ready for Game 1

The Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.

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Victor Cruz expects to be ready for Sunday night

Cruz practiced Monday for the first time since injuring his heel.

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Cruz, Pierre-Paul, Hynoski practice for Giants

Cruz returns to practice as Giants prep for Dallas Cowboys.

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