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Post-game quotebook: What the Giants were saying after loss to Cowboys

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Players react to fifth straight defeat

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What were the New York Giants saying after Monday’s 37-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, a fifth straight defeat that dropped them to an ugly 2-7? Let’s go inside the locker room and find out.

Golden Tate on “knuckle-headed” mistakes ...

“We played extremely undisciplined football. It’s hard enough to win in this League, but when you’re doing, I guess, knuckleheaded things, it certainly didn’t work in your favor ... Look, I think football is important to every single person in this organization. No doubt. And I don’t think any of us go out there with an intention on playing not intelligent, undisciplined football, but we’ve just got to think and understand situations and make the plays we’re supposed to make and, you know, just not make mistakes, and I’m very, I’m trying to put this very delicately because there is no one to blame. Not one single person. It’s a collective effort, but just play disciplined football.”

Will Hernandez on the inability to run the ball ...

“I mean, it’s just when we have breakdowns here and there. You know, in order for the run-game to work, you have to be very efficient: everybody has to be on their block, on their assignment every single play. [If] one man breaks down, it can cost us the whole play to shut down. That’s the first thing we’re going to prioritize in doing right because we know we can do it right and just simply, we have to go out there and do it. It’s simple.”

Hernandez on defending Daniel Jones after a borderline late hit ...

“That’s just something that’s just unacceptable. Never going to let your QB get hit, especially out of bounds like that. Like, that’s just not part of the game- especially when we’re talking about our QB. I don’t care who you are, what it is. That’s unacceptable. I mean, that’s just the things we have to take care of- if that happens, we take care of it. But we keep playing ball- part of the game. But that’s unacceptable. We don’t let that happen to our QB.”

Michael Thomas on needing a win vs. the New York Jets this Sunday ...

“For everyone … For everyone in this organization at the facility, the players, coaches, front office, everybody … We need it, and we’re going to find a way to get it. ... We fought real hard and then it just seemed like at the end, it kind of came loose. You know what I’m saying? It just kind of came loose, so that’s frustrating. But we can’t fold. Never quit. We can’t fold. But it’s tough.”

Jabrill Peppers on young players making mistakes ...

“It doesn’t matter about the age, we have a job to do and we have to do that job to the highest level, to your best ability. Like I said, we are professionals, there’s no NFL in Europe, there’s no other league like the NFL, you have to be the best. I always like to say a surgeon can’t come back to a family and say my bad. I know it’s not life and death like that, but that’s how you have to hold yourself and your level of work. We have just have to cut back on the mental mistakes and play complementary football.”

Saquon Barkley on the constant losing ...

“The way that I look at it and the way I look at life is there are going to be better days. We are struggling right now and things aren’t going our way, but I’m not going to lose my focus, I’m not going to lose belief in this team and this coaching staff. I’m just going to continue to come to work every single day and I am 100 percent sure that it will turn around. It just hasn’t turned around as soon as we would have liked it to.”