It's go time. On Tuesday, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen, head man Brian Daboll and Co. worked tirelessly to get the roster down to the 53-man limit. There were some surprising decisions announced, including the release of offensive tackle Tyre Phillips, Darrian Beavers getting cut, plus the trade for pass-rusher Boogie Basham.
In the end, though, Schoen put together the best group possible and now the team's confidence is high leading up to the Week 1 showdown with the Cowboys. While there could still be some additional trades, signings/cuts, here's how the initial 53-man roster is looking right now:
NY Giants quarterbacks
Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor: There's nothing to be surprised about here, as Jones is your starter, while Taylor will once again he his backup this season. Plenty of Giants fans were hoping that preseason standout Tommy DeVito would sneak his way onto the roster, but there was no reason for three QBs to be featured. DeVito, an UDFA out of Illinois, will probably make his way to the practice squad.
Jones didn't see a ton of action in the preseason, but in his lone series of work, he went 8-of-9 for 69 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers. There's a ton of pressure on Jones to live up to the hype of his $160 million extension. He'll look to start the season off with a bang come Week 1 vs. Dallas, a team he's 1-6 against.