"Just stay level headed," Cruz said. "Take my approach and don't say anything. There's nothing to say that's going to help your cause. Take it one day at a time, be patient and always keep your body ready to go."
Cruz said he'll "put some pressure" on Nicks "to come play with me for the long haul."
"I want to see Hakeem in Giants blue as long as we're in the NFL," he said.
Nicks is in the final year of his rookie contract.