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Eli Manning to return as Giants’ quarterback vs. Cowboys

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Another report surfaces indicating that decision has been made

NFL: New York Giants at Oakland Raiders Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

As had been expected since Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese were relieved of their duties, it looks like Eli Manning will return as starting quarterback for the New York Giants on Sunday when they host the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.

Manning, of course, had his string of 210 straight starts — second-longest of all-time for quarterbacks — snapped last week when McAdoo did not play him against the Oakland Raiders. Instead, Geno Smith started.

This certainly feels like the right thing to do, especially with the Giants at home on Sunday. It could help smooth ruffled feelings in the fan base and allow somewhat of a celebration of Manning’s accomplishments with the franchise.

It is fair, however, to wonder how long this tenure will last. With a likely top five pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and rookie third-round pick Davis Webb already on the roster it wont be a surprise if the Giants choose to get an extended look at Webb over the final couple of games.

Even with the hirings of a new coach and GM who will want to make their own decisions on the horizon, giving Webb the opportunity to get some game experience and put some work on film can’t be looked at as a bad idea.