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Justin Tuck says Giants 'want to make it a dynasty'

The New York Giants are thinking dynasty. Defensive end Justin Tuck is saying it.

"You get that (ring) the first time, you're in awe," Tuck told the New York Post on Wednesday after the Giants' Super Bowl XLVI ring ceremony at Tiffany & Co. in Manhattan. "You win a second one, you think, 'Maybe we can do something here.' Let's make it a dynasty. We want to make it a dynasty."

Tuck, rated No. 62 on NFL Network's "Top 100: Players of 2012," is looking beyond personal goals: "Me and Eli (Manning) just were talking a minute ago and I said, 'We got to play the games, so why not win it?' "

Manning told the Post he believed that conversation was not for public consumption, but when asked about building a dynasty, the quarterback spoke honestly: "I hope so. I think we have great character on this team, I think we have guys who are committed to winning, to getting better."

Giants co-owner John Mara shared an interesting slice of trivia with Tuck: No player has ever won three Super Bowls while playing for the organization. It's not altogether surprising. Their second Super Bowl in January 1991 came 17 years before their third title in February 2008.

New York has something every team in the league is after: a big-game quarterback paired with a dominant defensive line. That formula has produced two titles in five seasons, but the Giants were imperfect for years in between. There were whispers last year of Tom Coughlin being shown the door, but another late-season run has loosened the leash. For a team that thrives with its back against the wall, 2012 is about how the Giants operate as favorites to return to the game's biggest stage -- and the chance at a dynasty.

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