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New York Giants' news and notes: Sunday reading material

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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are a few notebook items for you this morning.

Answering some key questions about the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game… -
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NY Giants want defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to duplicate last year's Cowboys Stadium performance - NY Daily News
Jason Pierre-Paul insists he doesn’t remember it. There were too many things going on last season, too many highs and lows in his rollercoaster second season. So if you ask him about the blocked field goal in Cowboys Stadium last December, the one that helped transform a 6-6 season on the brink into a Super Bowl championship run, he does his best to convince you that he barely recalls it.

Giants Gameday: Giants (5-2) vs. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) |
Giants at Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., Cowboys Stadium, Ch. 5, WFAN Radio, 660 AM 3 MATCHUPS TO WATCH 1. Hakeem Nicks vs. Morris Claiborne Nicks spent most of the season opener opposing rookie cornerback Claiborne. Nicks was held to just four receptions for 38 yards in Claiborne’s first career game. But Nicks doesn’t credit Claiborne, whom he referred to only as “the rookie” this week. Nicks said he was far from 100 percent just two weeks after returning from a 12-week layoff after surgery on his right foot. A knee injury in Week 2 was another setback, but Nicks practiced fully for the first time last week and is feeling the best he has since suffering the broken foot. Nicks said he’s getting back to the form he’s accustomed to and is regaining the burst that makes him one of the league’s dangerous playmakers. As a result, he told reporters that Claiborne will see “a different dose” of him today. 2. Tony Romo vs. the Giants pass defense This goes beyond the usual quarterback-secondary chess match. This one hinges on the Giants defensive line as much as it does the back end. In the opener, Romo was able to capitalize...

Giants' Martellus Bennett aspires to be the best tight end in the league |
Martellus Bennett figures his home could be called the Blockbuster for game film. The Giants tight end picks up a half-dozen DVDs from the team’s video staff each week, a reel of each block and catch made by each player at his position around the league. Bennett prefers to watch on his couch, eating salt & vinegar chips as he learns from his peers. He studies some of the NFL’s big-bodied receivers, too, like Andre Johnson and Brandon Marshall. But one of the most interesting DVD sets in Bennett’s living room is from March. After signing with the Giants early in free agency, Bennett said one of the first things he did was ask for several full seasons of film of one of the most talented tight ends ever to play for the Giants: Jeremy Shockey. “Growing up, he was one of the people I remember the best having a great career with the Giants,” Bennett said. “I wanted to see the things he did, because he was one of the latest ones that was here for a long time, that played at a high level.” That sums up Bennett’s aspirations as a football player: To be a productive...

Giants will feel right at home, as usual, in Dallas | New York Daily News