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Giants news, 9/27: What they’re saying after Giants lose to Cowboys

New York Giants headlines for Tuesday

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Cowboys 23, Giants 16

Giants report card: Brian Daboll decisions turned game

Could the Giants have tried something else to better protect Jones, especially shading help to right tackle Evan Neal as he allowed three sacks to Demarcus Lawrence? More max-protection with running backs and tight ends, perhaps. The turning point was head coach Brian Daboll’s decision to burn a fourth-quarter timeout on defense to prepare for a fourth-and-4 and then, after the Cowboys completed a pass and were given a first down, not throwing the challenge flag before the next snap after Lamb was dropped by safety Dane Belton within inches one way or another of the line to go.

Grade: C

Leonard Williams' absence felt as Giants get gashed on the ground

The Cowboys gashed the Giants for 6.4 yards per carry, 178 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

“There was some money left out there for me,” [Kayvon] Thibodeaux said. “I don’t think they did anything different [than expected]. They just executed at a higher level.”

Dave Gettleman's past mistakes continue to hang over Giants

There is still work to do in order to fix the Giants

Giants' setback shows they're still not ready for primetime

This is a work in progress and no one should be under any illusions otherwise.

Daniel Jones looks to avoid a hit during the Giants’ loss to the Cowboys.

NFL world reacts to Kenny Golladay's MNF dud amid trade rumors

Kenny Golladay played a lot Monday night. He did not play well.

More headlines

Giants’ beloved athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes joining Ring of Honor | The Athletic

“I’m a servant of the players. And to be among those greats, it’s the greatest feeling in the world.”

Lawrence Taylor says his life is in best place 'in years' | New York Post

"I am actually right now in the best space I’ve been in in years. In years! I got new people in my life, I got a new partner in my life. It doesn’t take much to make me happy, I’m happy with doing a little bit of traveling; sitting on my golf cart playing some golf. And my kids are doing well, my grandkids are doing well. And people see me all the time now, they say, “Man, you know what? You must be doing something right.” This is the best that I’ve felt in years."

Following Joe Schoen, Giants scouts

Around the league

Chargers LT Rashawn Slater suffers ruptured biceps tendon, expected to miss season | NFL.com

Justin Herbert won’t have his blind-side blocker for the remainder of the 2022 season.

Chargers left tackle Rashawn Slater suffered a ruptured biceps tendon in Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars and is expected to miss the rest of the season, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reports.

Investigation regarding Tua Tagovailoa's return to play could take 1-2 weeks | ProFootballTalk

The NFL Players Association has exercised its prerogative to request an investigation as to the events that resulted in Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa re-entering Sunday’s game against the Bills, despite displaying gross motor instability after his helmet struck the ground.

The question then becomes whether the league and union will agree that the concussion protocol was, or wasn’t, properly followed. For occasions of gross motor instability, the player can be cleared to play only if the team physician and the UNC conclude that the instability did not have a neurological cause.

Bill Belichick: Nothing definitive on Mac Jones yet | ProFootballTalk

Reports on Sunday night indicated the Patriots believe quarterback Mac Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain in the 37-26 loss to the Ravens, but head coach Bill Belichick didn’t shed any light on that during a Monday morning press conference.

“Just quickly on Mac, really no update on him. We’ll go through the process and see where things are this morning, but nothing definitive at this point,” Belichick said. Followup questions about the Patriots’ thinking based on what they do know led to Belichick saying he is “not going to speculate wildly” about putting Jones on injured reserve or anything else.

NFL replacing Pro Bowl: Flag football, weeklong skills competitions | CBSSports.com

The NFL announced Monday some long-expected changes to its all-star event, including changing the non-competitive Sunday football game to a flag football competition between teams from the AFC and NFC. The game, which will take place Feb. 5 — a week before Super Bowl LVII — is seeing its biggest overhaul after years of tweaks.

The league worked in the offseason to improve the Pro Bowl, talking with players and executives on how it can make the game and week more exciting. Flag football has been a key part of the league’s global expansion, making its debut at The World Games this past summer with an eye on eventually becoming an Olympic sport in years to come.

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