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Post-game quotebook: What Giants’ players are saying after another victory over Dallas

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Dez Bryant fumbles as Janoris Jenkins and Keenan Robinson pile on him Sunday night.
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What did the New York Giants’ players think of their 10-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night? Let’s check some of their post-game reaction.

Janoris Jenkins on the defense ...

“We just knew we had to come out and play great defense. We knew we had to play defense for four quarters and we knew we had to stay together no matter what happened throughout the game. We did that. ...

“I’ve been saying it since the beginning of the year. We can be as special as we want to be. We just have to buy in and continue to buy in.”

Devon Kennard on making up for the loss of Jason Pierre-Paul ...

“He is a playmaker, so it takes one extra play Landon (Collins) needs to make in the game, one extra play that JC (Jonathan Casillas) needs to make in the game. It is not just the guy who is playing his exact position, but everyone in their own role needs to maybe make one extra play, do something a little extra to account for such a dynamic player that JPP is.”

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the play of the defense ...

“Oh man, I just think it was really just everybody doing their job and stepping up and playing that much harder. To see JPP on the sideline and before the game, he talked to us and said just go out there and do your job and just play hard, man, and you’re going to come out as victors. So the main thing, that’s what we did.”

Odell Beckham Jr. on his 61-yard touchdown ...

“I just caught a slant. Tried to hit a gear. I looked back, well actually, I didn’t have to look back I could just hear someone running. I was running as fast as ever. I felt someone chasing me. I had to hit another gear. My hamstrings got a little tight, but it was a real race. I really had to run. I just got the opportunity I missed early in the game. Haven’t really had the chance to be on the JUGS as much as I am used to with the thumb. I don’t care about that anymore. Whatever it is, tomorrow, I’ll be in there on the JUGS machine. Just way too many drops and way too many plays I missed out on.”

Beckham on the foot race to the end zone with Dallas cornerback Brandon Carr ...

“I knew it (the final burst of speed) was in there but I didn’t know how to hit it until, they just call it flight or fight, I think. It’s just instinct. He made me dig. I love competing against him. He’s excellent. It’s very hard to beat him. He’s a bigger, stronger corner. I have a lot of respect for him. We found a way to get the W tonight.”

Eli Manning on beating Dallas twice this season ...

“They’re a good team, we know that, but I’m just proud of the guys and proud of the way we fought. Again, they stayed with it. Defense kept us in the game, obviously. Kept getting turnovers, kept getting stops. Offensively we stayed patient. We had some mistakes; a couple turnovers that hurt us but we hung in there and kept fighting until the very end.”

Damon Harrison on the play of the defense ...

“We’re still not nowhere near where we need to be, to be honest with you. The communication has gotten a whole lot better. We’re still feeling each other out. It’s getting better week by week. At the beginning of the year, it was just a “let’s go into this game and see and talk it out during the game.” You can talk it out during practice but until you get in the game, it’s not real. As the weeks gone on, guys have been getting really comfortable with each other. But we’re still not where we need to be and it’s a good sign that we will.”