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Giants News, 7/21: No Guarantees, But JPP Expresses Confidence

Pierre-Paul not upset by Dak Prescott’s guarantee

New York Giants v Tennessee Titans Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

New York Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said Thursday that Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott “should feel like that” after Prescott said Dallas would win the NFC East because “we’re the Cowboys.”

Pierre-Paul didn’t guarantee an NFC East title or Super Bowl victory for the Giants, but did say “we can be as good as we want to be.”

“I think with the people that we added, I think a lot of people are like, ‘Wow, they should be a team that goes to the Super Bowl,’ ” Pierre-Paul said. “But it’s all about the hard work . . . I think we got a team that can be a lot better than last year. We can be as good as we want to be . . .

“You can’t call it a Super Bowl team. Every team that goes into training camp thinks they’re a Super Bowl contender.”

Webb, Engram Spend Summer Working Together

Tight end Evan Engram and quarterback Davis Webb, the Giants’ first- and third-round draft picks respectively, have spent much of their summer prep-cation together.

From ESPN:

Webb and Engram, both 22, are serious about perfecting their crafts. Their on-field workouts aren’t just slapped together. Webb comes to the field with a script, and not just any script. He took pictures of the schedule for Giants practices in the spring and replicates them with Engram on the field.

“It’s really just a standard,” Engram said. “At this level, we worked so hard to get to this level, it’s going to require more work to excel at it. So this is what is expected. We come out here and get some work, work on some things we’re going to be going through at camp, that is really going to be crucial to our success.”

Engram and Webb met as teammates at the Senior Bowl and remained in touch during the draft. They’ve been almost inseparable this spring and summer, developing chemistry and camaraderie.

“We’re just relatable people,” Webb said. “We’re similar. We’re both driven, competitive, hardworking guys. He wants to be a perfectionist, as do I, which is impossible, but it’s what we strive for. He’ll drop some balls and I’ll throw bad passes, but we’ll be the first to say, ‘Let’s do that again. Let’s do that right.’ “

Trai Turner’s Deal Gets Justin Pugh’s Attention

Justin Pugh can be a free agent at the end of the season, and he knows he is in line for a big pay day. The four-year, $45 million extension just signed by Trai Turner of the Carolina Panthers was the latest big-money deal for an offensive lineman to get Pugh’s attention.

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