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Coughlin: Giants Didn't Fake Any Injuries

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones accused Giants defenders of feigning injuries during the second quarter of the season opener

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Coughlin: Giants Didn't Fake Any Injuries

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Not that this will come as any surprise, but Giants head coach Tom Coughlin firmly denies Jerry Jones’ assertion that a pair of Giants defenders feigned injuries in the second quarter to slow down Dallas’ no-huddle offense and catch their breath a bit.

It's absolutely not true,” Coughlin said, per ESPN New York.

The first to go down was linebacker, and former Cowboy, Dan Connor--and Connor never did return to the game. On the play after that, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins hit the turf, but the Giants still haven’t addressed the nature of that injury. Unlike Connor, Jenkins was able to return from his mystery injury.

“Both of those players were injured,” Coughlin said. “Connor never returned to the game. And Cullen was in a position where he needed to regroup. So that wasn't orchestrated at all.”

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