David Wilson vows to elimate fumbles

Turnovers continued to haunt the New York Giants during their 36-31 opening game loss at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. Wilson will have to prove that he is the running back of the future with a big performance against the Denver Broncos.\

There was a case of "Fumbleitis" at Cowboys Stadium and the New York Giants hope to cure the problem before their Sunday meeting against the Denver Broncos.

David Wilson was practically a no show for Big Blue in their 36-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Wilson lost two fumbles during the game and finished with just 19 yards on seven carries.

Wilson said after the game he has to hold onto the ball and that he's trying to move on, "That's something I have to do at my position." Wilson continued, "For me, I'm just moving forward. You can think about it too much and hurt your play, so right now I'm just focusing on going out there making plays and helping my team."

The Giants want an answer quick. On Tuesday the team had a running back's workout and signed Brandon Jacobs shortly after the practice ended.

Jacobs is a familiar face around the Giants locker room. He helped lead the G-Men to two Super Bowl titles (XLII, XLVI) during his seven seasons with Big Blue.

After a dismal season that saw Jacobs struggle mightily to get into a rhythm with the San Francisco 49ers, the big running back is back to where he feels at home.

"It's another guy in the locker room that can help this team win some games," Wilson said about the addition of Jacobs. "We're glad to have him back, he looked good out there today."

Last year Tom Coughlin pulled Wilson because of an opening week fumble against the Cowboys. Wilson has been known to enter Coughlin's dog house because of his fumbling problems and the back flips he does when he celebrates after scoring touchdowns.

Wilson was able to fix the problem last season on his way to a solid finish to the 2012 campaign. Wilson finished the year with 358 yards and four touchdowns during his rookie year. He was also a lethal weapon on special teams for the Giants.

Wilson believes his fumbling issue is not a problem, "Like I said, I'm just moving forward and trying to he help my team." Wilson later stated, "Fumbles have to be eliminated and that's something I'm working hard to do.

The turnovers have been a reoccurring subject for the Giants. Last week quarterback Eli Manning threw three interceptions on top of Wilson's two fumbles. The Giants finished the game with six combined turnovers.

If Wilson continues his poor play, Jacobs and Da'Rel Scott will be waiting for a chance to step foot on the playing field.

"You can't worry about that kind of stuff, you've just got to go out there and play your game and make plays," Wilson said about his job security. "Fumbles have to be eliminated and that's something that's not going to help the team win. You can't worry about it too much but you've got to make sure you don't do it."

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