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Orleans Darkwa is "hungry all the time"
On Sunday, Darkwa led the Giants in rushing attempts and scored the offense's lone touchdown on a 15-yard scamper early in the second quarter. The second-year pro out of Tulane has not changed his approach at all this week, despite seeing more touches against Dallas and with a chance to carve out a bigger role in the offense. Darkwa said he will play his style and the only way he knows how to play -- by being himself.
"My mindset has just been that I've been there. I'm hungry all the time," Darkwa said. "I try to run with force, run with power and speed at the same time. The o-line did a great job opening the holes for me, and all the backs.
"You've just go to act like you've been there," he added, "and not do anything out of the ordinary. I just try to go out there and be myself."
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