Tom Coughlin and  New York Giants are hoping a veteran presence in the backfield will help stabilize what was a disastrous running game in the team's season opening loss to the Cowboys.

The 6-4, 250-plus pound Brandon Jacobs has re-signed with Big Blue after working out with the team on Tuesday morning, according to

Jacobs - who spent his first seven NFL seasons with New York -  ran for 4,849 during his tenure with the G-Men, with 56 rushing TD's and four receiving. Last season with the 49ers, he carried the ball just five times for seven yards before being released.

Jacobs tells

“Whatever they need me to do,” Jacobs said. “Whatever role they want me to play, I’ll come in and do it. I know the offense. I know they’ve made some tweaks here and there, and I’ll do whatever I have to do. I look forward to teaming up with David and Cox and

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Da’Rel and Dre (Andre Brown) whenever he gets back and try to make everybody around us better. We want to be the group that leads the team to victory.

“The Giants have given me a great opportunity. This is where I wanted to be. These are the coaches I want to play for and I wanted to come back with my teammates. This is the place I love most.”

He also joked - maybe not so jokingly - that he plans to call injured safety Stevie Brown about getting his No. 27 jersey back.

The move will hopefully lead to more opportunity on offense for a Giants team that rushed for a combined 50 yards in Week 1. Second year back David Wilson fumbled twice, two of Eli Manning's screen pass attempts to running backs were intercepted and third-year man Da'Rel Scott looked unfamiliar with the offense, to say the least.

New York hosts Peyton Manning and the Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.