Janoris Jenkins
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The New York Giants secondary spoke on their weak performance from Sunday’s 35-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

On Sunday, the New York Giants came into Dallas on the NFL‘s opening weekend to face the Cowboys. It was the sixth time in the last eight years the Giants played the Cowboys in their Week 1 game.

This year, the Giants saw themselves fall to 0-1 for the third consecutive season, as they suffered a 35-17 defeat at AT&T Stadium. One of the main reasons for the loss was the weak performance from the Giants secondary. The defensive back group allowed Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to complete 25 of his 32 throws for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

After the game, some of the Big Blue defensive backs spoke to the media about their struggles on the field.

“Numbers is numbers,” cornerback Janoris Jenkins told Matt Lombardo of nj.com when asked about allowing nearly 500 yards and 35 points. “They’re just numbers. It’s Week 1. We have 15 weeks left. Numbers is numbers. We just have to get back to work.”

Rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker added “I didn’t have the best game that I wanted to have, but I’ll bounce back next week,” per Tom Rock of Newsday. Baker allowed Dallas receiver Amari Cooper to score a touchdown late in the first half.

Also per Rock, strong safety Jabrill Peppers mentioned that they “made it easier for them than we should have.”

The Giants secondary, without a doubt, needs to come together prior to their Week 2 game against the Buffalo Bills. If they continue to play like they did against Dallas, it’ll be a long year for Big Blue, to say the least.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.