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New York Giants News, 9/5: Will Zeke Play? If So, Giants Won’t Mind

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McAdoo: “All backs run the same when there is nowhere to run.”

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys
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New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo made it clear Monday that it doesn’t matter to him whether Ezekiel Elliott plays Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys or not.

“All backs run the same when there is nowhere to run,” McAdoo said.

Elliott has yet to learn whether or not his six-game suspension will be reduced or overturned. He gained 1,631 yards rushing as a rookie in 2016.

Landon Collins Wants To Face Zeke

At least one member of the Giants defense is willing to say he hopes Elliott is playing Sunday night for the Cowboys.

“I’m hoping that his appeal goes through. He’s a great player, an exciting player and I love to play against the best players,” said Giants safety Landon Collins. “If not, we’re going to see him in the second game [against Dallas] and we’ll keep working on whoever they’ve got [playing running back] and work them throughout the game.”


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Brandon Marshall’s Curious Comment

I’m not sure how anyone should take the comment Brandon Marshall made Monday when asked if Eli Manning was the best quarterback he has ever played with. He is what Marshall said:

“He has a long way to go to dethrone Ryan Fitzpatrick. He has a long way to go, so we’ll see.”

Huh?

Eli Manning Ready For Opener

Quarterback Eli Manning has been studying the Cowboys for a couple of weeks now.

“I’ve had a lot of time to prepare for Dallas. Really all of last week, they told me don’t even look at New England and start prepping for Dallas. So, watched a lot of film and had some ideas,” Manning said. “Coach McAdoo has told me some ideas, so I knew a decent amount of the plays that might be going in today. So, had a good feel for it and made some good plays. We have to keep that going.”


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