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"Sterling Shepard admitted Monday that he was “a little shocked” when the New York Giants
traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns Alec Ogletree Jersey , but that it was also a reality check for him.“I think, but you sit back and you look at it, it’s kind of the nature of the
business,” Shepard said. “That was a point for me to really sit back and realize
that this is a business, and that’s just how things go sometimes.” The business
was recently kind to Shepard as he is received a four-year, $41 million contract
extension to remain with the Giants.“It came up kind of quickly. We got it done
fairly fast. I think we went back and forth maybe three or four times, but it
was all worth it -- about a month and a half, two months. It was done fairly
quickly,” Shepard said.“I knew it was a possibility. I didn’t know how quickly
it was going to go, or what the starting point was going to be, but I knew it
was a possibility after the season. My agent contacted me. I had spoken with
him, and they were pretty sure that it would get done before camp started. It
was an exciting moment.”A few other takeaways from Shepard’s conference call
with media, held the first day of the teams’ offseason workouts.He will miss
Beckham “I will miss him in a lot of ways. I learned a lot from him on the
field. That’s like a brother to me. That’ll never be lost http://www.giantslockerroom.com/authentic-jonathan-stewart-jersey , but just being able to talk to him on game days on what we see. That’s something
that we did all the time. Just different things that we saw on the field, and
how to go about handling them. He’s one of the best receivers in the game, in my
opinion. It’s great to have that type of guy on your team that you could bounce
ideas off of and share what’s going on through their eyes.”On new wide receiver
Golden Tate“We definitely are similar when it comes to our game. I was pretty
excited, to be honest. To have a veteran like that to be able to -- Odell is
gone and that was the guy that I bounced ideas off of. To have a guy that’s been
in the league that long, and to have been around, it’s great to have people like
that that you can talk to about the game. I was pretty excited, and I have no
doubt in my mind that we will be successful. We’re both the type of guys that
can play inside and outside, and I think coach will use us in a similar way that
he used (Vikings WR Adam) Thielen and (Vikings WR Stefon) Diggs, and them. So, I
don’t see that being an issue at all.”On becoming a veteran team leader “I think
Odell going down kind of helped me with the leadership part of that. Being able
to handle guys coming to me for some help on the playbook, or whatever it may
be. I think that kind of helped me out the past 10 games with that aspect. It’s
kind of different. You go from having a guy like Odell and having a guy like
(former Giants WR) Brandon Marshall and those types of guys in the room, and now
you’re the only one that’s kind of looked at for advice. Like I said, I feel
like I have been prepped for that Youth Carl Banks Jerseys , and I’m ready for that.” ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott was the first quarterback to get a good look at the Dallas defense this
year — every day during training camp in California.Eli Manning might now agree
with his counterpart that this unit can lead the Cowboys in 2018.The two-time
Super Bowl winner from the New York Giants was sacked six times in a second
straight strong performance from the Dallas defenders, and the Cowboys avoided
their first 0-2 start in seven seasons under coach Jason Garrett with a 20-13
win on Sunday night.“It wasn’t always fun going against this defense in Oxnard,”
Prescott said after throwing a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin to spark
the Cowboys on the third play of the game. “They destroyed practices. They got
after me in training camp and I knew they would get after the opposing
quarterback. They definitely did.”The Cowboys are set to face a quarterback
significantly more mobile than Manning — Russell Wilson in a visit to Seattle.
And while Cam Newton gashed the Cowboys with some big running plays in
Carolina’s 16-8 win in the opener, Dallas was still in the game late because of
its defense.If the six sacks of Manning — two shy of the most in his career —
are any indication, the Dallas defensive linemen will be coming in waves. Four
of them had a sack apiece: DeMarcus Lawrence, Taco Charlton, Antwaun Woods and
Tyrone Crawford. The others came from linebacker Damien Wilson and safety Kavon
Frazier.“I don’t want to use the word ‘dominant’ just because I let you use
that,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “The main thing is we’ve got
depth and we’ve got speed and we’ve got rotation and we’ve got some skill back
there in that secondary and in that linebacking spot relative to pass
coverage.”Things to consider after the Cowboys had six players with at least one
sack for the first time since 1997:SPICE BOYSThe Cowboys added some wrinkles
after offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was criticized for bland play-calling
against Carolina. After Austin beat the Giants deep right away, Dallas ran him
on a reverse on a pitch from running back Ezekiel Elliott on the next drive.
Austin picked up 15 yards on the way to a field goal.Prescott had a career-high
45 yards rushing, mostly on fakes to Elliott and runs around end. And that was
after Jones suggested on his radio show during the week that the Cowboys could
showcase Prescott as a runner more — just as the Panthers do with Newton.“Any
time you compare a player to another player you’re in trouble the minute it
comes out of your mouth,” Jones said. “You need to show you can do it before you
can get the defenses to honor it.”OFF CENTERNew York’s offensive line was
already a work in progress before starting center Jon Halapio was carted off the
field in the second half with his right leg in an air cast. Shaky right tackle
Ereck Flowers was moved to that side after Nate Solder was signed as a free
agent last spring to be the left tackle.“All five guys working together,
understanding calls Carl Banks Jerseys Stitched , understanding what defenses are doing, and passing things off, so that one’s probably always going to take the longest for them to
start to gel,” Manning said. “That group, they’re going to be determined to play
at a higher level, just like everybody else.”GROUND HALTDallas linebacker Jaylon
Smith had a jarring hit of Manning on a 1-yard scramble and chased No. 2 overall
pick Saquon Barkley out of bounds for a 3-yard loss. The rookie running back had
just 28 yards rushing as the Cowboys held the Giants to 35 as a team a week
after giving up 147 on the ground to the Panthers.“They blitzed. They ran
stunts. They rushed four,” Solder said. “They did a number of things and we
didn’t pick up any of it.”MEETING OF 0-2sThere were only six two-loss teams in
the NFL after Sunday’s games (before 0-1 teams Seattle and Chicago play Monday
night). When the Giants return to Texas next Sunday to play the Houston Texans,
it will be a matchup of two of those 0-2 teams. “We’ve just got to get back to
work and get ready to play Houston. There’s no other way out of this,” new coach
Pat Shurmur said.
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