Day off? The New York Giants don't need no stinkin' day off! With the Dallas Cowboys coming to town this Sunday Giants' players bypassed their Monday afternoon off to stay at Quest Diagnostics Training Center and begin their preparation.
"Coach did give us the afternoon off, but guys still came on their own, watched tape, worked out," linebacker Jon Beason said. "Guys are getting ready for Dallas. That win yesterday was huge, but it's short-lived, because now it's all about Dallas. The preparation starts, effectively, immediately after the game."
"Everybody definitely realizes how important this game is," running back Andre Brown said. "With every division game, it's very important because we're fighting to make the playoffs. Everyone was in there, we all watched film as a unit."
The players-only film session on Monday is apparently something the Giants have been doing for a while now, and head coach Tom Coughlin is -- as you would expect -- happy about it.
"I'm pleased that they would continue to do that," Coughlin said, "even on a day when they were actually only asked to come in and get there lift in or their exercise in and then we will get together on Wednesday. That the captains decided to have the players meet, I'm pleased with that, but I'm not surprised."
Throughout their 0-6 start, and now their climb back into the NFC East race, the Giants' resolve has been their biggest asset. This is yet another example.
Coughlin: Eli played with 'great resolve'
Eli Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 279 yards on Sunday in what might have been his best overall game of the season. He was demonstrative, unafraid to challenge teammates who made mistakes and willing to run with the ball when he had to.
"I saw a guy with great resolve and a guy who was totally focused on doing his job to the best of his ability to help us win and I certainly do concur that I'm excited about that and look forward to moving on and learning and growing and gaining confidence from this past weekend and applying it to the games as we go forward. Yeah. There was great determination there," Coughlin said.
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