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Giants Now: Happy New Year from the Giants!

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New Year greetings from the New York Giants

The time has finally come. After a long and difficult year, we can now officially flip our calendars to January 1 and put 2020 in the rearview mirror.

Despite all of the obstacles we have faced throughout this challenging year, Giants fans from all over have continued to show their strength, courage, and perseverance on a daily basis, and have truly showcased what it means to be #TogetherBlue.

We here at the New York Giants would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy new year!

Here's more from the week on social media:

Daniel Jones practicing, but hamstring issue lingers

The Giants today listed Daniel Jones as a full practice participant for the second consecutive day, meaning the quarterback was able to do everything he normally would and is expected of him during the team's on-field work.

But when the Giants try to extend their season with a victory Sunday at home against the Dallas Cowboys, the term "full participation" will take on a different meaning.

Jones might take every one of the Giants' offensive snaps, as he did in each of the season's first 10 games. But he conceded yesterday that the lingering effects of the hamstring injury he suffered in Cincinnati on Nov. 29 will prevent him using his legs as well as his arm to advance the ball. Jones is the team's second-leading rusher with 403 yards and 56 carries but had just one attempt in his last two games, a three-yard run in the final moments last week in Baltimore.

"I've played from the pocket the past couple weeks, and I expect to continue to do that until I'm healthy," Jones said. "We'll see what exactly, but I expect the game plan and what I'm asked to do to be fairly similar to what it's been these past few weeks."

Coach Joe Judge would prefer his players not discuss injuries and while he wasn't thrilled with Jones' statement, he revealed no anger on his Zoom call today.

"I read Daniel's comments yesterday," Judge said. "Probably a little more forthcoming than I would have been with it right there. But as I said yesterday, we'll do whatever it takes to win the game. But again, I can't stress it enough, I'm going to always put the players' health in consideration on how we call the game. I can't turn around, as you said yesterday, and 'take the gloves off.' Well, the gloves come off and you expose someone to long-term injury, that's not always the most opportune thing. We're going to make sure that we always put our players in a position of strength, and that includes their health."

Strategy with Carl Banks: Keys vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Giants have a crucial NFC East showdown this Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys come to MetLife Stadium. The winner of this game will have a chance at taking the division crown depending on the outcome of Sunday night's game between Philadelphia and Washington.

Check out the video below to watch two-time Super Bowl champion Carl Banks take a look at the Xs and Os for Sunday's matchup against the Cowboys.

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