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Giants news, 12/9: JPP to play, Mark Herzlich honored, more news

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Club or no club on his right hand, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said Friday that he will play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

“Whatever it is, I’ll be alright. I’ll be out there playing on Sunday,” Pierre-Paul said.

Pierre-Paul has been on the injury list all week with a finger issue, which turns out to be on his already damaged hand. Pierre-Paul didn’t go into detail on the injury, saying only that he will “definitely” be wearing extra padding.

Herzlich is Man of the Year Award nominee

Merk Herzlich will be this year’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award nominee for the Giants. Eli Manning shared the award with Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals last season. Each team nominates one player.

“It’s an honor,” Herzlich said. “It’s really awesome to be recognized for the things that my wife (Danielle) and I do off the field, and it’s been why I think I have been able to play football for so long. I don’t believe God gave me these talents to just play football. It’s been to have a platform to be able to make a lot of change in society. Over the past five, six years, it’s transitioned a little bit from purely just helping kids with cancer and cancer research development to also helping create a new generation of manhood, in order to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in America. We’ve been doing it for about five years now and it’s weird how tragedies create opportunities, too.”

Manning: It’s still McAdoo’s offense

Ben McAdoo is gone, but Eli Manning reiterated Friday that the Giants have little choice but to run the offense he left them with.

“It’s obviously Mac’s offense, so now we just don’t have his involvement,” Manning said. “It’s still the same offense, not a whole lot changing. Sully (offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan) might have a few ideas or a few plays that are still in the system that he wants to run this week, so not a whole lot has changed from that standpoint.”

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“I don’t think Eli is the reason this team has two wins,” Brandt said. “I don’t see a big letdown in his performance. What if Odell Beckham was there? If Sterling Shepard was healthy all season?

“It’s beyond injuries, though. The thing I don’t understand, and I know that he has drops, but Evan Engram, who I see as uncoverable, I see him lined up as a blocker. I don’t understand that. And that’s what I mean: If you can change some of the thoughts about how they do things, this is a team that can contend. This team doesn’t have 2-10 personnel. Their players are a lot better than that.”