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Markus Golden gets 10th sack

A statistical change has made Markus Golden the first Giants player since Jason Pierre-Paul in 2014 to reach double digits in quarterback sacks.

After a review, the Elias Sports Bureau awarded Golden with a full sack of Dwayne Haskins on the first play of the third quarter. The sack was originally split between Golden and Lorenzo Carter.

The change in scoring increased Golden’s team-leading total to 10.0 sacks and earned him a $1 million performance incentive. Pierre-Paul had 12.5 in 2014 and the first Giants linebacker to accomplish the feat since Lawrence Taylor had 10.5 in 1990.

Golden had a career-high 12.5 sacks with Arizona in 2016.

Daniel Jones developing as a leader

The rookie had to be deferential to Eli Manning at the beginning. Now, his leadership is evolving.

“He’s a little more vocal on the sideline than he was in the beginning of the year when he first started. I would say that’s probably the biggest thing,’” said Saquon Barkley. “You don’t have to be that vocal guy, when I mean vocal, it’s not like screaming, ‘Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go,’ it’s sometimes just bringing a (tablet) and communicating with me or communicating with the offensive linemen.”

Jones admits he’s more comfortable than he was when he first replaced Msnning.

“I think just being around more and getting to know everyone better, people getting to know me better,” Jones said. “I understand I’m still a younger player and like I said, there’s a lot to learn, a lot to learn from the older guys. But, being able to communicate, being able to talk through things and get on the same page I think is important, particularly for a quarterback. So, I try to do that when I can.”

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