Jul 27, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul during training camp at Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul will decide Friday if he plays in opener

The New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was limited in practice Wednesday as they prepare for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Pierre-Paul will decide Friday whether he plays or sits out the game.

“I am getting better and better every day,” Pierre-Paul said. “I got to get my conditioning up and that is the main part of my game. Still on track. By Friday I should know if I am playing or not.”

JPP says if he plays he is playing as much as possible, he doesn’t want to be given a limited role. JPP might not have a say and he acknowledged that it was ultimately up to the coaches.

“On this team, I feel it is a big thing for me to take most of the snaps,” said Pierre-Paul, via ESPN. “[Twenty snaps] is not enough. When it comes to games, I want to be a big factor.

“I don’t want to put myself out there and I only do 20 snaps and those 20 snaps (don’t) really count to winning the game, know what I am saying? I am not a third-down guy only. I like to go out there and take all the snaps if I can.”

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