October 29, 2012 New York Giants Injury Report: Head Coach Tom Coughlin was not able to provide much of an update on the players injured in the game against the Cowboys on Sunday: S Antrel Rolle (possible concussion), LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring), LB Keith Rivers (calf), and TE Bear Pascoe (ankle).
“We know Chase left the game with a hamstring,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Bear left the game with an ankle sprain. Antrel could not come back in after hitting his head, taking a tumble and hitting his head on the ground. We’re going to have to wait and see on that stuff.”
“I don’t know (if Rolle has a concussion), we’re not sure about that just yet,” said Coughlin. “He knows that he was a little dizzy when he came off the field. I saw him on the plane and he said he was fine, he didn’t seem to have any issues, and he had no headache. Hopefully he can make…. I’m sure he’ll still have to go through the protocol, but hopefully he’ll be OK.”
Cruz Says There is Progress in Contract Talks: WR Victor Cruz, who is currently scheduled to be a restricted free agent in the offseason, said yesterday on ESPN that there has been progress made in contract talks with the Giants.
“I was excited to hear this weekend that contract talks are moving in the right direction,” said Cruz. “I heard there was some progress on the structure.”
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday Media Conference Call: The transcript yesterday’s media conference call with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at Giants.com.
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts of media conference calls with the following players are available at Giants.com:
QB Eli Manning on WFAN: The audio of yesterday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBSNewYork.com.
Article on the Giants’ Fast Start: Veteran Justin Tuck Warns 6-2 Giants Need to Keep Up the Winning in the Season’s Second Half by Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger
Notes: The Giants have won six of their last eight games vs. Dallas. The Giants are 4-0 in the Cowboys’ new stadium. This is the first time since the rivalry began in 1960 that the Giants have won four games in a row in Dallas.
This is the third year in a row and the sixth time in Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s nine seasons that the Giants have been 6-2 at midseason.
With QB Eli Manning starting, the Giants are 27-6 record in October, an .818 winning percentage that is the best of any quarterback in the Super Bowl era.
S Stevie Brown leads the NFL in takeaways with seven (five interceptions, two fumble recoveries).