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Post-game quotebook: What the Giants were saying after beating the Redskins

Spirits were high after the big overtime win

New York Giants v Washington Redskins Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

The Giants earned their fourth win of the season on Sunday and spirits were high in the locker room. Here’s what the Giants had to after taking down the Washington Redskins 41-35 in overtime.

QB Daniel Jones on the overtime win:

“You see it as a huge opportunity for the team and you’re excited for that, that’s kinda what you look forward to and what you play for, is an opportunity to do that. To go down and win the game, I think that’s how we all felt.

“It was the second half, it was kinda up and down. We didn’t make enough plays to hold our lead. So, the opportunity to get the ball first, it was exciting for us and we were ready for it.”

Jones on how much he’s grown this season:

“I think there is still a lot to learn, you know I realize that, but [Head] Coach [Pat] Shurmur, [Offensive Coordinator Mike] Shula, [QB] Eli [Manning], [QB] Alex [Tanney], help me out a ton. I feel like I have improved a lot. I understand a lot more and I look forward to continuing to do that.”

Head coach Pat Shurmur on how much Jones has grown this season:

“Lightyears. He’s going to have a moment in the middle of February somewhere, maybe back home, sitting on his couch up there in Hoboken, Weehawken, wherever the heck he lives. He’ll be like, ‘Holy smokes what happened to me?’ He’ll have one of those moments because that’s what happens to rookies.

“I think he’s only going to get better because he’s a very, very talented guy that works hard. He had a good performance today.”

Shurmur on Daniel Jones’ game:

“He played pretty heroic. You know, there’s a couple times when the clock in my head goes off a little quicker than his, which he’ll learn, but then he made some great throws. That last third-and-long throw in the overtime period was really good. He was good with some of his short and intermediate stuff.”

RB Saquon Barkley on Daniel Jones’ game:

“He a dog. He has that mentality. When they scored, I was like, ’Let’s call heads,’ and we get the rock and he already said we’d win the game. That’s the mindset he has and that’s the approach he has with everything, not with football but with outside football.”

“I think I’ve been quoted saying [he’ll be the] best quarterback someday.”

WR Cody Latimer on Daniel Jones’ game:

“He is going to be great and I said that when he first got here. He is composed and doesn’t play like a rookie. He took over and is a great leader and we all trust him, and he trusts and believes in us to make plays.”

TE Kaden Smith on Daniel Jones’ game:

“He goes in there confidently and doesn’t change a thing. Everyone trusts him to make the play and that is what he has been doing all season.”

Barkley on how big the win is for the team in a back-and-forth game:

“Big actually. I think this win will help us in the future. I would say, no excuses, we’re a young group, but four or five weeks ago, we probably would have lost this game. We found a way to win this game, which is big.”

Barkley on what this game proves to ownership:

“I think that it just shows that we have grit. We have heart. A lot of people probably would have like us to lay down, lose for draft picks but we made a mindset as a team that we wanted to finish out the season strong. We have an opportunity to do that next week.”

Shurmur on late-season, gritty wins:

“I told the team, this is the time of year when teams can quit fighting and it’s pretty obvious to me that our guys didn’t. They fought hard... the future’s bright with some of these young players”

Shurmur on his emotions after the win:

“I seem emotional? Not really. I’m happy we won. I’m not emotional, I’m a little drained. This stuff takes a little bit out of you. I’m good. I’m great. When we win, I’m great.”