5 biggest losers from the NY Giants and Saquon Barkley fumbling their contract talks

• There's now a ton of pressure on a rookie RB to deliver for the Giants

• Fans are furious with Saquon and Joe Schoen for not getting things done

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3. NY Giants GM Joe Schoen

It's hard to consider Schoen a loser here, as he stood his ground and he didn't give in to Barkley's demands. This negotiation truly went down to the wire, but Schoen wasn't going to overpay with the way the running back market has been set. However, that doesn't mean that he's not pulling a bit of a risky move here.

At the end of the day, if Barkley isn't out on the field vs. the Cowboys, there's no way that the G-Men will be able to pull off an upset against Dallas to start the new campaign - that's right, we said it. Not only would missing Saquon vs. NY's hated rivals be a blow, but there's a lot of buzz that this could cause issues inside of the locker room too.

Barkley is one of the most respected guys on this team. He's a leader for the Giants and the adversity that he's been able to overcome has been nothing short of inspiring. With how popular he is, Barkley being upset with the front office could have a negative impact on others as well. That's a worry for Schoen and Co.