David Wilson addressed the media on Wednesday, the first public comments since the announcement that he will no longer play football due to his spinal injuries. Here's what he had to say:

Hey everybody. I’m not really prepared to answer a lot of questions today but I’ll try to do my best on some of them. I’m going to start by saying that at a young age I had a dream to play in the NFL. I did that, I played in the NFL and I scored touchdowns and I broke tackles and I broke and set records. I practiced with my teammates, got to play for Coach Coughlin, got drafted by the Giants. So at no point should anybody feel like this is over because in life everything has obstacles. We all go through our own obstacles every day. The main thing is, when you’re going through those obstacles, to stay focused and embrace faith and keep your dreams. Even if one dream seems to fade away, set another goal and set another dream and try to reach that. That’s the main thing.

Any time… life will knock you down sometimes. I realize that I knew that since a young age. Everything hasn’t been smooth sailing for me hardly ever. I try to put the smile on my face and make other people happy. That’s what I enjoy in life. I continue living. When life knocks you down, I always say plan to land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up. But if you’re flat on your face, that can kill your spirit. Always think of it in that aspect – if you can look up, you can get up. So far, I can look up and I plan on getting up and living my dream and setting another one for me to live out. 

Q: Is it too early to tell what it is that you want to do with the next phase of your life?

A: I know… I have a couple ideas. As far as that goes, I guess you will just have to follow closely and see where I go from there.

Q: You were so optimistic, even the day before, on Twitter. Were you shocked when the doctors told you the news or did you kind of sense that it was coming?

A: I prepared for both sides. You can’t ignore the facts. Like I said, I always try to find the best in situations so when I knew I was going into that situation, I’m looking at the best side. No need to dwell on the negative side and dwell on the negative. You start to dwell on the negative and you start to feel sorrow. You don’t want to ever dwell on that moment because at that point, you’re not living.

I’m still living and I’m still healthy and doing the things that I can do, except football. That doesn’t last forever, anyway. Mine’s been cut short and I’ve accepted that. I appreciate the opportunity from the Giants of being able to play and being up here and doing all the things I love.

Like I said, when I was a little kid growing up, my dream was to play in the NFL and I did that. I set that goal when I was real young and I set small goals in between because setting one big goal and just expecting to get there the next day, that’s very unlikely. I set small goals, like I want to be the fastest guy on my team. From eight years old, I’m speaking from when I was really young, I’d wake up and say, ‘I want to be the fastest on my team. I want to score a touchdown. I want to be the starter. I want to score the most touchdowns on the team. I want to break the records.’ I get to high school and I broke records that were set. I reached those goals. As you continue to reach more goals, the pressure builds up and when the pressure builds up, the intensity increases. It gives you a thrive and a drive to keep going. You can do great things when you get that. You start doing these things and accomplishing these goals and getting closer to your dream and then people start to support you. The thing that wakes you up every day is that you don’t want to let those people down.

When it started off, I didn’t want to let my parents down. I always tried to do the right thing by them and honor my parents. Very religious, it says, ‘honor your father and mother.’ I tried to do that to the best of my ability. More and more people started supporting me. My whole school, all my teammates… all my teammates start supporting me. Once again, I’m speaking from high school, college. Your teammates start to support you. Then a whole city gets behind you and at that point, you don’t want to let your city down, you don’t want to let your family down, your friends down, your teammates, teachers, all these people supporting you and helping you reach your dream.

Then you go to college and the whole state supports you. Then you go to the NFL and you have all these NFL players, great players that will probably be in the Hall of Fame one day, and they support you. Coaches that have won Super Bowls, they get behind you and they support you. That’s just been a great feeling, man. These are tears of joy. Don’t for a second do you all think that I’m pitying myself or sad because I got to live my dream. I’ll set another dream and be great at that because I always look at trying to be great at whatever I do. I always had the aspect because in order to get a scholarship, you’ve got to have grades. When you get those grades, you have to be the best in your class. Try to be the best in your class. My competitive spirit always raised me up to excel and do what I can there. I always say I’ll be looking at my teammates this year, and forever, that I played with wishing them the best. Every time I watch a Giants game or a football game and see people play that I actually had a chance to meet, I want to watch them go on the field and I want to see them try to be great because it can be taken away. When they go on the field I want to see them, every Sunday or Thursday or Monday… I want to see those guys do great and be great and push themselves. That’s where my joy comes from. I’ve got a long life to live. I’m 23 years old and I’ve been blessed with an amazing head start, being drafted in the first round. And to a great organization with the Giants, which supports me. I’ve been told that by the head leaders of the organization. They support me in whatever I do and if I need anything, don’t hesitate. I plan to be alright.

These are just tears of joy because as I speak, I realize how much people have helped me along the way. When you push the pause button, you get to look at that. But I plan on pushing ‘play’ real soon. Moving on in future endeavors, I’m excited.

Q: Is this the first time you’ve gotten emotional?

A: This is the first time. Like I said, it’s more joyful tears. It’s not because I can’t play anymore. Like I said, in speaking to you all, I’ve realized how many people supported me and believed in me.

Q: From last Tuesday until the final decision Monday, what was going through your mind?

A: When I tell you all I remained positive and stayed positive, that’s what I did. I’m not saying it because I’m in front of the cameras and have microphones in front of me. When I’m by myself, I stay positive. That’s what I was all the way through this whole thing. I expected to come back, I trained.  I was limited because the doctors didn’t want me to put too much strain on my body because it could affect the healing process. I had all intentions in playing the 2014 season with the Giants. I trained and prepared that way and went out to practice every day, ran hard, learned the new playbook. At no moment was I negative or thinking about not playing.

Q: When the burner happened last Tuesday to when you got the final decision, what was your process there?

A: It’s scary. It was a scary feeling, you can’t hide that fact. But at the same time I felt fine afterwards. I felt perfectly fine afterwards and was still optimistic. We said we were going to see the doctors and see what they said. They looked at the MRIs and they saw what they needed to see and they felt that nothing had really changed, but at the end of the day the doctors wouldn’t clear me because it was a risk for me to be out there with my condition. All the way up until that point I was optimistic, but at that point you just have to do what’s best for your life. The doctors did that and I prayed that the doctors would give me the same answer that God would give me if I asked straightforward. We don’t have that capability. I can ask, but God works through people. I asked him to do that with the doctors and they gave me the answer. That’s why I’m comfortable with that answer.

Q: What changed from when they cleared you a week before to what they saw on Tuesday? Did the condition get worse or was it just a stinger combined with the…?

A: No, it was… everything was fine, the MRIs. That’s what I was told. The doctors have dealt with situations like this before and they know the best answer to give me so I can live and have a healthy life. I don’t have a family yet, and I want to have one and I want to be able to enjoy it.

Q: Did you give any thought to seeing other doctors, fighting the diagnosis? I don’t even know if it’s physically possible but trying to find someone who would clear you to play?

A: That crosses your mind, but at the same time these doctors did everything they could to get me back on the field. At that point why would they tell you something that wasn’t accurate and they didn’t feel was in your best interest?

Q: Are you going to need any additional procedures on your neck?

A: No, I’m fine. Just football.

Q: Any ideas what you want to do now? Coaching, announcing, anything, staying close to the game and staying close around here?

A: Yeah, all those things come into mind. Like I said, you’ll just have to follow 4stillrunning closely to see what he does next. Whatever it is, I’m going to try to be great at it and thrive in it.

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Eli Apple and Landon Collins seem to be in the midst of a disagreement in the Giants' locker room as more drama unfolds in New York.

Giants S Landon Collins fired back at CB Eli Apple's claim on Thursday that Collins hasn't tried to help him with the recent turmoil he's been dealing with.

"I guess he don't remember things," Collins told reporters when informed of Apple's claim that he hadn't tried to help him.

Apple had earlier suggested Collins was a liar, responding "no" to a question of whether Collins had spoken to him and tried to help him. 

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Interim Giants GM Kevin Abrams spoke with reporters during practice on Thursday.

Abrams, who took over after Jerry Reese was fired earlier this month, said that he wants the full-time job and is ready for it.

Giants co-owner John Mara said after firing Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo that Abrams and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo would both receive interviews for the respective full-time jobs if they were interested.

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New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh (67) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-18. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive guard Justin Pugh (67) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-18. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants OL Justin Pugh has been placed on IR and will miss the remainder of the season, but does not need surgery on his injured back.

Instead, Pugh has been prescribed rest and rehab.

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

The Giants (2-11) take on the NFC East-winning Eagles (11-2) on Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

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John Mara hopes Eli Manning returns in 2018 >> Read More

Giants are considering shutting down Landon Collins >> Read More

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GEICO SportsNite: Eli's future 00:03:22
Doug Williams, Marc Malusis and Sal Licata speculate on whether they believe Eli Manning will return to the Giants in 2018.

Despite the turmoil that has engulfed the Giants during their 2-11 season, highlighted by the benching of Eli Manning and ultimately the firing of head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese, co-owner John Mara wants to see his two-time Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback return in 2018.

Speaking to Newsday on Wednesday, Mara made it clear who he wants under center for the Giants next season.

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Dec 3, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) recovers the fumble ahead of Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) during the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports (Kelley L Cox)
Dec 3, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) recovers the fumble ahead of Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) during the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports (Kelley L Cox)

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Landon Collins' season isn't over yet. But the end may be coming soon.

The Giants are still considering whether to shut down their star safety for the final three games after he re-injured his ankle on Sunday afternoon, according to interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo. Collins has been playing through a high ankle sprain since Week 5, and it he aggravated it on Sunday in the Giants' loss to the Cowboys.

Spagnuolo had already indicated on Monday that they might put the 23-year-old on injured reserve "to protect Landon from himself."

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Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) makes a pass during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

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Davis Webb will remain the Giants' third-string quarterback this week, and he likely won't be activated on Sunday afternoon.

But one week from Sunday - on Christmas Eve - it's possible all that may change.

Giants interim coach Steve Spagnuolo opened the door on Wednesday for the 22-year old Webb to make his first career start on Dec. 24 in Arizona. He made no promises, of course, and it's possible it hasn't even been discussed among the coaching staff and decision-makers yet.

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he Giants are expected to begin their search for a new general manager in earnest next week, and they will likely begin with an old friend.

But even if Dave Gettleman is the first to be interviewed, he won't be the last.

Though there is strong speculation around the league that the Giants will eventually hire the 66-year-old Gettleman -- who worked for the Giants as a scout, the pro personnel director, and a senior pro personnel analyst from 1998-2012 -- the truth is they intend to cast a wide net in their search, according to a team source...

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The Giants will select UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, predicts ESPN's Todd McShay.

The Giants' quarterback situation has been in flux all season, and with the aging Eli Manning under center, they need to be looking to the future. Enter Rosen, who McShay touts as the most NFL-ready quarterback entering the draft in April. 

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Several Giants players traveled to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night to see the Knicks face the Lakers, including star WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

Accompaning Beckham were RB Paul Perkins, TE Evan Engram, QB Davis Webb, RB Orleans Darkwa, and RB Wayne Gallman. They all posed with Laker great Magic Johnson during the Knicks' 113-109 overtime win as well. 

Webb posted a picture to his Instagram to capture the moment...

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Giants (2-11) lost to the Cowboys, 30-10, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

The Giants are not rushing to find a GM replacement. 

Eli Apple could be disciplined by Giants, NFL after tweeting on sideline Sunday

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

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The Giants announced multiple roster moves on Tuesday, including the signings of WR Hunter Sharp and OL Damien Mama

Both players are eligible to make their debut with the Giants' this Sunday against the Eagles.

Sharp comes over from the Broncos' practice squad, where he has spent time throughout the season. He was promoted to the active roster on Oct. 18, but later released and re-signed to the practice squad.

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Giants QB Eli Manning can't help but to feel sorry for Eagles QB Carson Wentz, who is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Wentz left his game against the Rams on Sunday after a hard hit as he dove into the endzone. An MRI revealed a torn ACL, and despite the Eagles clinching the NFC East with the win in L.A., they lost their starter who was making a great case to be the league MVP this season. 

Wentz's injury shocked everyone throughout the league, including a division rival in Manning. 

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants insist they are doing everything they can to get Davis Webb ready to play. And the rookie quarterback insists he prepares each week like he's a starter.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants QBs 00:01:38
Ralph Vacchiano reports from Giants practice where the team is preparing Davis Webb to play although Eli Manning will remain the starter.

The Giants (2-11) lost to the Cowboys, 30-10, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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Spagnuolo isn't sure what would be gained to have Davis Webb play >> Read More

Eli Apple could be disciplined by Giants, NFL after tweeting on sideline Sunday

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Landon Collins has struggled this season through a high ankle sprain that has bothered him for most of the year, and he reinjured it on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

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New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10), Geno Smith (3) and Davis Webb (5) work out during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10), Geno Smith (3) and Davis Webb (5) work out during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It is sounding more and more like the Giants will finish out this season without ever getting a meaningful look at rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The fall has come fast for Eli Apple, from first-round draft pick loaded with potential, to a suddenly troubled NFL player in the midst of a turbulent year. He's been benched, declared inactive, shunned by some teammates. He's had to deal with his mother's health crisis, and a slew of injuries of his own.

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GEICO SportsNite: FNNY on Giants 00:02:08
The Football Night in New York crew breaks down the Giants' continued lack of offense in their 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Steve Spagnuolo is a longshot to be the Giants' head coach next season, because it's hard to envision John Mara endorsing anything that resembles the status quo. Maybe a few wins would improve his chances. Maybe.

But that's not going to happen if he continues playing ultra-conservative football. What the Giants need -- what Spagnuolo needs -- is to think big and bold.

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The damage has already been done to Eli Manning. His feelings were already hurt. His streak was already snapped. The Giants already looked like clowns for the way they handled things.

Now that it's over, they need to take advantage of the miserable situation they created.

They need to take a look at rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Eli Manning took the field to a standing ovation on Sunday, there was hope that his return would provide a boost to the Giants' sagging offense.

It didn't.

What did everyone expect?

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning escapes pressure by Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning escapes pressure by Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Whatever good feelings there were inside the Meadowlands at the start of Sunday's game were completely gone by the end of it. The fans that bothered to stick around were either booing or cheering the Cowboys. For the Giants, it was just another miserable loss.

But they've reached the point in their season where they can win for losing, and on Sunday they did. Their 30-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, plus the San Francisco 49ers' 26-16 win in Houston, helped solidify the Giants' position in the 2018 draft, where right now they'd have the second pick.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants lose 00:01:21
Giants quarterback Eli Manning and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo discuss the team's limp effort in its 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

The Giants and Cowboys were neck-and-neck throughout a divisional matchup on Sunday, but Dak Prescott threw a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Dallas ran away with a 30-10 win at MetLife Stadium. >> Box score

 

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (Scott Galvin)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (Scott Galvin)

Former Giants WR Victor Cruz was seen wearing an Eli Manning jersey at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

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Aug 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan during a NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Aug 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan during a NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

Former Giants K Lawrence Tynes slammed former Jets head coach Rex Ryan after he compared QB Geno Smith's chin to a marshmallow on the set of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard and DE Jason Pierre-Paul are active for the team's matchup with the Cowboys on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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Former Giants executive Dave Gettleman is emerging as the favorite to become the next Giants general manager, especially now that another top choice - former Chiefs GM John Dorsey - has been hired by the Browns.

Gettleman and Dorsey had been the top two names on the list of former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi, who is consulting on the Giants' search, as SNY reported last week. But Dorsey came off the board on Tuesday when the Cleveland Browns fired their executive vice president, Sashi Brown, and quickly tabbed Dorsey as his successor.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

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THE GAME

The Dallas Cowboys (6-6) at the Giants (2-10) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Geno Smith's father, Geno Smith Jr., received a death threat in the wake of his son's start against the Raiders last Sunday, per The Post's Hannah Withiam. 

It was another day at work for Smith Jr. when he got the call from his son that he would be making the start against the Raiders. However, soon after, Smith Jr. would receive a death threat from an anonymous caller last Tuesday. 

"I was just at work," Smith Jr. said. "I answered and he was like, 'Geno? Is this Geno?' I was like, 'Yeah.' He was like, 'Your son better not start or we're going to kill you.' I kind of just laughed and then he hung up."

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GEICO SportsNite: Spagnuolo 00:02:04
Steve Spagnuolo describes his first week of practice as interim Giants coach.

Giants star WR Odell Beckham Jr. will make his return to MetLife Stadium for the team's Week 14 game against the Cowboys on Sunday. 

Beckham has been at the Giants facility all week as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired ankle. He sustained the injury during the Giants' Week 5 contest against the Chargers at MetLife Stadium. 

The biggest storyline of the game this week is the return of Eli Manning to his starting role, and like many, Beckham wants to see his quarterback succeed. There are expected to be many former players in attendance to watch Manning return under center for the Giants. 

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Jason Pierre-Paul suffered another injury to his already mangled right hand, but he insisted he will be ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

He made that declaration on Friday after practicing for the first time this week. He did not give any details about how he suffered the injury, or if was football-related. But he had the middle finger of his right hand tightly wrapped, and mostly kept it in his pocket during his interview.

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New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings speaks on radio row at the Super Bowl LI media center at the George R. Brown Convention Center. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings speaks on radio row at the Super Bowl LI media center at the George R. Brown Convention Center. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rashad Jennings has told the story before of how he was once a chubby 6-year-old with asthma and some seemingly unlikely NFL dreams. He thought of that kid again on Friday, as his eight-year NFL career officially came to an end.

"It's not every day you can ask a kid that's 6 years old and say, 'What do you want to do when you get older?' and you talk to him at 32 years old and he tells you that's exactly what he's been doing," Jennings said. "And because of that I'm full, I'm complete, I'm humble. I have no regrets. If I could rewind the tape, I would do it the exact same way."

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GEICO SportsNite: Spagnuolo 00:01:00
Steve Spagnuolo discusses the adjustments he's had to make after being named the interim head coach of the New York Giants this month.

Steve Spagnuolo discusses the adjustments he's had to make after being named the interim head coach of the New York Giants this month.


New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants LB Mark Herzlich has been nominated as the Giants' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, reports Sports Illustrated.

 

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OBJ makes comparison to Brady 00:04:43
The Daily News Live crew speculates on Odell Beckham Jr. comparing his passion on and off the field to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The Daily News Live crew speculates on Odell Beckham Jr. comparing his passion on and off the field to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.


Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan talks to quarterback Eli Manning (10) during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan talks to quarterback Eli Manning (10) during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Giants interim head coach/defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo will rely on offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and QB Eli Manning with certain things on the offensive side of the ball, he told reporters on Thursday.

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(Sergio Estrada)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday, but was limited. 

The wideout has been battling a hamstring ailment that kept him out in the beginning of the week. 

Also, limited were RB Wayne Gallman (hip), LB B.J. Goodson (ankle), DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison (elbow), and T Chad Wheeler (concussion). 

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(Brad Penner)

Giants star WR Odell Beckham Jr. continued his comparsion to Patriots QB Tom Brady on Instagram. 

Beckham took to Twitter on Monday to call out a double standard based off the emotion both him and Brady exude during games. Brady was seen yelling at his offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, on Sunday and Beckham pointed out that he wasn't scolded by anyone for it. 

He said on Monday that he is just trying to emulate Brady's passion on the field, and he posted a video to Instagram to show that comparison...

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:04:00
Ralph Vacchiano gets reactions from the Giants after it was announced that Eli Manning would be starting for the Giants on Sunday.

With the news that Eli Manning has once again been named the Giants' starting quarterback, rookie Davis Webb again finds himself on the outside looking in. 

Just one week after ex-coach Ben McAdoo benched Manning in favor of Geno Smith while simultaneously opening up the possibility of Webb receiving playing time to see what the club had in the rookie from Cal.

After McAdoo's firing on Monday, interim coach Steve Spagnuolo reversed course and reinstated Manning as the Giants' top QB with Smith sliding into the backup role once again.

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May 6, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Justin Tuck retirement press conference during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
May 6, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Justin Tuck retirement press conference during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

Former Giant Justin Tuck continues to keep close tabs on his old team.

With the firing of head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese coming on the heels of the Eli Manning debacle, the 34-year-old knows what type of personality he wants to see roaming Big Blue's sideline next season at MetLife Stadium.

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Oct 8, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants Steve Spagnuolo during warm up before game against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 8, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants Steve Spagnuolo during warm up before game against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - There was a time when Steve Spagnuolo imagined being the head coach of the Giants, and maybe even hoped for the chance someday. He remembered that on Wednesday, as he conducted his first practice as the interim coach.

He just never wanted that opportunity to happen like this.

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Oct 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to media after the NFL owners meeting at Conrad Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)
Oct 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to media after the NFL owners meeting at Conrad Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)

Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension that will extend his role as NFL commissioner through 2024.

According to the Washington Post, Goodell could earn up to $40 million per year, with roughly 90 percent of that total incentive based.

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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith looks to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith looks to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - When Geno Smith survived the firestorm created last week when he replaced Eli Manning as the starting quarterback of the Giants, he never imagined the decision would be reversed one week later.

And he wasn't happy when it was.

"I wasn't," Smith said on Wednesday, one day after he found out that his streak of consecutive games as the Giants starting quarterback would end at one. "Any competitor wouldn't be. To be put in that situation where you get a chance to play and then you're being pulled, but it's not because you played bad so you try to figure out why. But you've got to understand that some things happen in this business, and you've just got to roll with it."

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) waits for the snap against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) waits for the snap against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Casillas has been dealing with wrist and neck issues, which forced him to miss Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Raiders. Casillas had missed three consecutive games earlier this season with neck soreness.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants are doing their best to undo the mess they've created, by giving Eli Manning his starting job back. It's the right thing to do, and the only way to really quell the mob building at their gates.

But what ever happened to their grand plan to take a look at their younger quarterbacks? Is that suddenly just not important anymore?

That's a reminder of just how badly the Giants continue to bungle the whole Manning Mess, and just how lost and dysfunctional this franchise has become. A week ago their season was lost, they were eying a Top 3 draft pick, and they were insistent -- from ownership on down -- that it was time to take a look at the young quarterbacks on their team...

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Giants to start Manning again 00:05:03
The DNL panel discusses Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo's decision to start Eli Manning against the Cowboys on Sunday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The first decision Steve Spagnuolo made as interim coach of the Giants will likely be his biggest, and he didn't really have to give it much thought.

When Spagnuolo decided to reinstate Eli Manning as the starting quarterback of the Giants, he simply went with his "gut."

"All I can tell you is this," Spagnuolo said in his first press conference since taking over for the fired Ben McAdoo. "When John Mara and I talked, one of the first things he asked me was about the quarterback situation and I said, 'John, my gut right now is that Eli should be the starter.'

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, right, talks to team owner John Mara during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, right, talks to team owner John Mara during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

Ben McAdoo, who was fired as Giants head coach on Monday along with GM Jerry Reese, released a statement on Wednesday.

"It was a privilege and an honor to serve as the head coach of the New York Giants and be a member of the organization for four years," McAdoo said. "I thank the Mara family, the Tisch family, and Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin for taking a chance on a first time offensive coordinator and enabling me to take an important step in my career."

After becoming head coach in 2016, McAdoo went 13-16, which included the playoff loss to the Packers last season. 

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