Here are the key takeaways from Giants head coach Pat Shurmur's Wednesday press conference...
On the status of Olivier Vernon:
"OV will be out there running around today, so you'll get a chance to see for yourselves. We'll see. He's making good progress, he's going to do more this week than he did last week and we're hopeful that he'll be back soon."
On the comparison between Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott:
"There are a lot of similarities. They're big, physical guys, they have great collision balance, they're powerfully built guys. When I say collision balance, in the hole, guys bouncing off, and they can keep their balance. That helps them in pass protection, because they drop their weight, they've got a little weight to them. There's a lot of similarities between the two. His production in his first two years had nothing to do with us selecting Saquon, but they're similar in a lot of ways."
On the fans' animosity toward division rivals:
"When you get a team ready to play and you look at the tactics, and you look at the players and all that, I guess you would have to ask the fans who they want to beat most. That's more of that type of deal. I remember when I was in Philly, I was putting my trash out one morning early my first year, and we weren't very good. It was early in the morning, and I was surprised by this person. They said to me, 'Listen, you can go 2-14 if you beat Dallas twice'. So, that was Philly's take on it. I don't have the full feel here, I understand it's important to beat everyone and, certainly, Dallas is our next one."
On the danger of starting 0-2:
"We don't worry about that. That's fun for everybody to talk about outside the building. We didn't do enough in the first game to win the game, and we're working to do what we can to win this next one. Period. End of story. All that stuff is fun for everybody to talk about, but we don't worry about that."