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Markus Golden's opportunity to be a playmaker for Giants defense this week

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is sacked by New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden (44) during the first quarter on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 at AT&T Stadium Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants on a last second field goal, 37-34. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News/TNS) Credit: TNS/Smiley N. Pool

Before last week’s game against the Cowboys, defensive coordinator Patrick Graham pulled linebacker Markus Golden aside for a quick word. Golden had been something of a forgotten player in the Giants’ rotation up to that point, playing only a handful of defensive snaps in the first few weeks.