New York Giants' news, 9/5: Tuck shows respect for Romo

Al Bello

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

The New York Giants' preparations for their season opener vs. The Dallas Cowboys are in full swing, and so is our coverage here at Big Blue View.

Head coach Tom Coughlin Wednesday offered some of his thoughts on the opening of a new season. You need updated injury news? We have the latest.How about some thoughts on Dallas switching to a 4-3 defense this season? Also, we have the details on Andre Brown being moved to IR/Designated to Return.

Here are some of the other items making headlines today.

Justin Tuck Has Respect For Tony Romo

Eli Manning wins the big games. Tony Romo tosses them away. That's been the reputation of Sunday's opposing quarterbacks. Giants' defensive end Justin Tuck isn't buying the Romo-bashing, however.

"I know the reputation of Romo isn't that of being a clutch quarterback, but look at the numbers. He's pretty good. You can just look at what he's been able to accomplish in this league. He hasn't won a big game, and being in Dallas that's kind of a question in itself, but this guy can play the game," Tuck said. "He plays very well and he's tough to play against. I'm looking forward to it because it's a great opportunity, but it's not like I'm over here licking my chops saying we're going to go out there and have a great game against him. He's carved us up on a few occasions."

Romo Expects JPP To Play

Jason Pierre-Paul might be hemming and hawing about whether or not he will play Sunday, but Dallas quarterback Tony Romo isn't.

"He’ll be out there," Romo said Wednesday. "I think more than anything we’re already having to plan for him and we’ve already got that part of it done. Obviously he’s a great player, so you’ve got to account for him so we’re going to have to do that and we will."

Antrel Rolle: Sunday 'Extremely Important'

A Week 1 NFL game can't be considered a must-win. Giants' safety Antrel Rolle believes, however, that the game is important to the Giants.

"That’s extremely important. I think it sets the tempo for the season. Overall, I think it’s a true testament of all the work that we’ve done throughout the offseason, in the mini-camp and training camp," Rolle said. "I think so far, we’ve done a great job of being consistent. We just have to go out there and display it come Sunday."

Hakeem Nicks Says Cautious Approach Paid Off

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks skipped OTAs and was cautious throughout training camp and the early part of preseason, protecting himself after suffering foot and knee injuries in 2012. He feels like his caution paid off.

"It definitely did. I definitely benefited from it," Nicks said. "My body feels extremely good. It's the best it's felt in a long time. I just have to make sure I keep going uphill."

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