The preseason begins in less than three weeks and the New York Giants will start defining the players who will start the regular season.

Once again Big Blue will start their regular season against their biggest rivalry, the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas on September 11th .

The Giants lost a lot of close games last year and they have addressed many of the issues that caused this team to break down in the final minutes of games.

The Giants will not have Tom Coughlin on the sidelines this year, however they will have Ben McAdoo who has been the teams Offensive coordinator for the past 2 years.

Coach McAdoo will keep the continuity of the offense in check and with Steve Spagnola directing the defense this veteran duo should make this team competitive.

Eli Manning returns along with Odell Beckham jr. And Victor Cruz.

Big Blue have an offensive line that has improved from last year, if they can improve their running game I think they will stay in games and make them close down the stretch.

When the Giants take the field on August 12th to play the Dolphins in the first of four preseason matchups, I'm sure we'll see a lot of new faces on both sides of the ball.

I always find it interesting to see which new players will step up and stand out.

I think the Giants have a strong infrastructure on the offense, it will be interesting to see how the defense works with new players on the D line and in the backfield.

Eli Apple could be a great addition to the defensive back line along with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins.

I think the biggest improvements need to come from the Giants pass rush and their running game.

The NFC East is wide open right now, the Cowboys were riddled with injuries last year look for a heathy Tony Romo and Dez Bryant.

The Redskins went on the winning streak in the stretch last year and won the NFC East look for Kirk Cousins to continue his exceptional play.

The Eagles are going through some growing pains but you can never rule them out.\

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Go Giants!