Their is a long list of injuries for the New York Giants for their afternoon showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.
Right off the bat, two notables players are out. Wide receiver Victor Cruz and cornerback Prince Amukamara are both hurt. Cruz’s timetable is unknown as he tries to return from a calf injury and Amukamara is out at least for the next week or two with a torn pectoral. The Giants are really missing Amukamara right now. There are no real big surprises there.
The big question is will the Giants’ most talented player be on the field. Odell Beckham fit in a limited practice on Friday after missing Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practice. Though he’s listed as questionable, Tom Coughlin expects Beckham to be on the field Sunday afternoon. They would be in some serious trouble if Beckham couldn’t play.
A couple notables are likely on their way back to the field. Linebacker Devon Kennard hasn’t played since Week four against the Buffalo Bills. We haven’t seen defensive end Robert Ayers since week two. He is listed as probable. Both are dealing with hamstring injuries. It will be a sight for sore eyes for the Giants to see Kennard and Ayers back on the field.
Linebacker Uani ‘Unga missed Thursday’s and Friday’s practice with a neck injury. Linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck) was also limited all week.
Cornerback Trumaine McBride is dealing with a groin injury. Cornerback Brandon McGee also got the questionable tag after missing Friday’s practice with a hamstring injury. We may not see any of these players take the field this afternoon.
Rueben Randle (hamstring), linebacker Jon Beason (knee), defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (calf), and cornerback Trevin Wade (concussion) all should hopefully play. Hankins, Randle, Casillas, and Wade were all limited throughout the week which is a good sign.