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For the first time in five weeks, the Giants defense will be matched up against a veteran quarterback with several offensive weapons at his disposal. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell understands that Big Blue has had a favorable schedule over the past couple of games, with a slew of backups and rookies taking snaps, but this week against Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys, the defense will have to be prepared.

One thing that Fewell emphasized strongly to the media on Thursday was the need for the Giants defense to not get too excited against their NFC East rival. While many are calling this the Giants Super Bowl, as they sit just two games back in the division and will tie Dallas in the standings with a win on Sunday, Fewell needs his unit to keep their cool.

"I thought the preparation yesterday was very focused.? There was some learning going on today and I could tell our guys are pumped about playing this football game, we just can?t get overexcited," said Fewell. "We just have to stay within ourselves. ?I think we?re focusing much better. I think the purpose of us going out and because we?re behind in this race, we?re going out with that purpose of winning a football game, no matter what."

Tags: coordinator corner, Dallas Cowboys, defense, JPP, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, tony romo
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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride is taking a wait-and-see approach to Sunday night?s opening season matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Sure, the offense has plenty to work on after an inconsistent preseason, but Gilbride wants to see his players in meaningful game action to see how they respond.

He is very excited about what second-year running back David Wilson brings to the table in a starting role. With Andre Brown out until at least midseason, Wilson will be the go-to guy in the backfield.

Tags: cowboys, cowboys defense, david wilson, Eli Manning, giants, Giants Offense, gilbride, Kevin Gilbride, monte kiffin, New York Giants, NFL, NY Giants, wilson
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The Giants have had the benefit in their recent history of developing extremely talented defensive ends. Even when it seemed the team had a surplus along the D-line, General Manager Jerry Reese continued to strengthen the team?s main strength.

Reese drafted Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Matthias Kiwanuka and Jason Pierre-Paul, all of whom have been productive NFL players.

But it seems that to start this season, the Giants defensive front just can?t muster a consistent attack against opposing quarterbacks.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 3-4 scheme, 4-3 scheme, Dallas Cowboys, defense, defensive front, demarcus ware, Jason Pierre-Paul, jay ratliff, Jerry Reese, JPP, Justin Tuck, matthias kiwanuka, Osi Umenyiora, Editorial Aside, Shaun Rogers
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