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Giants news, 11/4: Leonard Williams contract talks, Jabrill Peppers remembers, more

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Let’s see what is being written and said as we wait for the Giants to face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

Sources -- Giants plan to open contract talks with Leonard Williams before Thanksgiving

This is an Adam Schefter report, so it’s likely correct.

Leonard Williams: NY Giants’ priority vs Cowboys stopping Ezekiel Elliott

Williams was with the Jets when they upset the Cowboys a couple of weeks ago.

“Dak [Prescott] is playing really well, and he can beat you,” Williams said. “But stopping [Elliott] is where everything starts. You’ve got to shut down their run game, because if you don’t, then they’ve got you guessing, and that never works.”

Jay Glazer’s NFL Mailbag: On the Baltimore Ravens, the Leonard Williams trade, and sympathy for a Jets fan – The Athletic

Here is Glazer answering a question on why the Giants trade for Williams rather than pursue him in free agency:

If you get him in there now there is a much bigger chance they’ll end up getting him to re-sign with the Giants. If you let him go into free agency, you give all your competitors a shot at him. Look, they think Leonard Williams still has the talent in him that he had when he was a top-five pick. If you see that talent in a guy and you think you can get the most out of him, just in a change of locker room, you trade those picks away for him. If he plays like a top-five pick then it was a great trade. If he doesn’t, I understand your angst as Giants fans. They’re swinging away, they’re not just sitting idly by. I know a lot of people like to come on here and kill Gettleman and get after him, I’ve criticized him a lot too, but at least he’s being aggressive and trying to build that franchise. For that, I give him kudos.

How Ryan Connelly plans to still ‘get my master’s and Ph.D.’ in learning Giants’ defense, despite ACL tear | Q&A - nj.com

Out with a knee injury, Connelly is diving into learning more about the NFL.

“I think there’s so much I have yet to learn. That’s something that was very evident once I came here. I may be at a college level right now, but I want to be able to get my master’s and Ph.D. in learning the defense. That’s something I know I’m not close yet to. Being in meetings — even though sometimes it can get redundant, and it’s annoying watching film of people that aren’t you — it’s still something that I can probably get a thing or two from.”

Jabrill Peppers hasn't forgotten time Cowboys mocked the Giants

Peppers is still seething from when Dallas players mocked the Giants’ struggling secondary during their Week 1 meeting:

“We don’t have to do too much talking. We’ll talk on Monday with pads,” Peppers told The Post.

“Everything is still in my mind. I could say whatever the hell I want to say to you right now, but that’s not going to matter if we don’t go out there and take care of business. We ain’t going to talk about it. We’re going to see those guys Monday night.”

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