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Giants holding Coat Drive at Cowboys game

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin argues

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The New York Giants, FedEx and New York Cares will host their 18th annual Coat Drive on Sunday, November 24, 2013, when they take on the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring their new or gently worn coats to any of the FedEx trucks and volunteers located at each stadium entrance.

All coats collected during the drive will be donated to New York Cares, a non-profit...

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Tom Coughlin recalls the JFK assassination

Three-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father's

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Here's what Tom Coughlin told Giants.com of his recollections from 50 years ago today:

“I was a senior in high school at Waterloo Central High School. I remember how it started.

"You know how you start hearing stuff when you’re walking in between classes and stuff and you’re going to your locker and you hear this “shhhh…” Finally, somebody told me and it was the shock of shocks,...

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Steve Weatherford focused on not being 'too cute' in Sunday's wind

Giants punter Steve Weatherford practices during team training

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The last time Steve Weatherford punted in a windy MetLife Stadium, it did not go well. That was against the Raiders two weeks ago and he had four punts that averaged 30.3 yards with a net of 30.5. With a forecast calling for cold and windy conditions Sunday, Weatherford is preparing to once again do battle with the elements. This time, though, he’ll do so largely by ignoring them.

“I’m just...

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Giants have Dallas on their side as they face the Cowboys

El quarterback de los Cowboys, Tony Romo, izquierda,

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Everybody in the Giants locker room is focused on beating Dallas. They hate Dallas. They want to crush Dallas.

What does Dallas think about that?

“I haven’t really heard anything,” he said.

That would be Dallas Reynolds, the Giants’ backup offensive lineman who was picked up earlier this season when the team was seemingly shuffling its roster a few times each week to keep up with...

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Jon Beason happy to see Panthers playing well (but thinks it should have been a penalty)

Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly blocks New England Patriots'

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Add Jon Beason to the list of people who thought that there should have been a penalty called at the end of Monday night’s game between the Panthers and the Patriots.

“Sometimes they make calls and it never ceases to amaze me,” he said. “I’m always surprised by the outcome.”

Beason said he thinks that as long as the pass is in the field of play that it shouldn’t be called “uncatchable.”...

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Loss in opener almost cost Brandon Jacobs a TV, but got him a job

Brandon Jacobs celebrates after defeating the Atlanta Falcons.

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Brandon Jacobs remembers the opening night game against the Cowboys very well.

“I watched the first game at my house with my wife and I and I was so angry I almost broke the TV,” he said of the six-turnover exhibition the Giants had in a 36-31 loss to the Cowboys. “It was a tough night. My in-laws were there, we all watched the game together. I didn’t take that night (well), it didn’t go over...

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JPP, Nicks on sideline as Giants begin prep for Cowboys

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul raises his arms

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JPP said there will be blood on Sunday. But will there be JPP?

Probably, but it’s worth noting that the defensive end was not practicing with the Giants on Wednesday, recovering from the shoulder injury that kept him out of most of last week’s workouts. Tom Coughlin did not seem too concerned about JPP’s absence today, saying that he was just sore, but it’s something to monitor this week.

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Justin Tuck: 'Hakeem is fine'

Hakeem Nicks tries to get around Tramon Williams

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Justin Tuck spoke at today’s NFL Play 60 event at Maxson Middle School in Plainfield, NJ, about how his job description as a captain has changed this season thanks to Antrel Rolle. He said he spoke to Rolle during the offseason and asked him to be more of a vocal, rah-rah type of leader “to allow me to, when need be, go talk to guys one-on-one.”

Well, the need was be-ed on Sunday when Hakeem...

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Antrel Rolle stands behind JPP's prediction: "There will be blood"

2007 - Daniel Day Lewis - "There Will

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Antrel Rolle has been the outspoken voice of the Giants defense for the last several years, but there is at least one player on the unit whose words – though rare – even he must adhere to.

“If JPP says there will be blood,” Rolle said, “then there will be blood.”

He was responding to Jason Pierre-Paul’s comments about the upcoming game against the Cowboys. After Sunday’s win over the...

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Justin Tuck is feeling good, and it shows (even off the field)

Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants

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I’ve been to many, many off-the-field events headlined by Justin Tuck over the last few years, which says a lot more about his commitment to the community than my doggedness in reporting about him. From his Tuck’s RUSH for Literacy campaign to other endeavors with school-aged kids, he always has time to talk to the students, pose for pictures, sign autographs, hand out books and, of course, give...

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