You might suppose New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll, however you do not. He has by no means eaten turducken.

“I did not,” Daboll instructed the media Tuesday, earlier than the 4:30 p.m. ET Thanksgiving signing slot for his Giants towards the Dallas Cowboys. “You’ll suppose I did, however I did not.”

Nonetheless, the respect comes with the problem of a one-week turnaround, an opponent who tied New York’s 7-3 begin and a bunch of wanted fixes after a 31-18 loss to the Detroit Lions final Sunday.

“We misplaced the sport,” Daboll stated. “We had been 3-0 on turnover. Groups doing that this 12 months are 1-18. There are some issues we might have coached higher, performed higher. We wish to win each sport; we did not do sufficient to win this sport and it’s essential transfer on shortly, particularly when you will have a brief week.

However even within the loss, there are silver linings that ought to assist the Giants take care of what the Cowboys do greatest. For instance, whereas Daniel Jones lacked the sort of signature play that would have overcome New York’s defensive lapses on Sunday, he paired his 341 passing yards with 50 additional yards dashing. Towards a workforce with 42 sacks already this season, staying out of bother goes to be key.

“Look, they’re very athletic, they’ve created a bunch of them, they’re getting after quarterback,” Daboll stated. “Once more I believe it is extra concerning the scenario they usually pressure them. They’re actually good in these conditions and sadly they’re additionally actually good within the first downs. Having the ability to produce constructive performs going to be a key half for us. We discover ourselves in these conditions, they did it to everybody – they did it to us the primary sport, they did it final week. They did it to everybody. They’ve dynamic gamers they usually go after the setter. Having a man who can use his legs to get by means of it’s undoubtedly somewhat bit completely different than a man standing there.

The workforce is depleted on each side as a consequence of accidents, nevertheless. Wan’dale Robinson is out for the season with a torn ACL. Tight finish Daniel Bellinger nonetheless has a watch harm. And Adoree’ Jackson’s knee harm can even maintain him out for not less than this sport towards Dallas.

For Daboll, this isn’t only a problem, however a possibility.

“You arrive after a defeat; you don’t really feel effectively. You’re feeling very upset. You set a whole lot of work into it in the course of the week and you aren’t getting the anticipated outcomes. You ought to be upset, however you may’t let it linger. On this specific case, it is so quick. It’s a must to transfer shortly. It is one thing we have actually emphasised since we received right here: take it daily. Be taught issues you may study from. You’ll hit bumps within the highway. Whether or not it is a apply or a sport, a sport, a name, a choice, these items are going to occur. And also you stroll away from it.

And though he hasn’t eaten turducken but, he is excited to play a sport they identify after John Madden.

“It is the sixth time I have been on this sport, not essentially towards Dallas – third time towards Dallas, I believe,” Daboll stated. “It is nice, it is an incredible tribute – ? You keep in mind whenever you had been a child, sitting and watching TV and video games and Madden and turducken and all that sort of stuff. Once more, we’ve an enormous problem forward of us in Dallas and that is the place we’ve to maintain it.

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