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Injury Update: Not practicing on Friday were OC David Baas (knee), OT David Diehl (thumb), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot). All three players have officially been ruled “out” of Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
FB Henry Hynoski (knee), WR Victor Cruz (heel), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited in practice. Hynoski, Pierre-Paul, and Moore are “questionable” for the game while Cruz is “probable.”
“No, (it won’t be a game-time decision with Pierre-Paul),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Whatever we make our minds up. It’s not going to be game time. We’ll make up our minds before that. The medical people will have more to say about that, I’m sure…We’ll just take all of the information, based on the three days of work, listen to the medical people again, and then make that decision…He’ll be on the trip. So he can get in my ear longer. I‘d hate to be that far away from him, then he’d have to call me on the phone.”
“I’m going to make the trip,” said Pierre-Paul. “It’s going to be a game-time decision. I’m going to ask the coaching staff and I’m going to ask the coach. That’s basically it.”
“My conditioning is still down, man,” said Pierre-Paul. “It’s still down. I’ve been trying to get it up and that’s a big part, too, so I’m not going to put my team in jeopardy if I know I can’t play.”
“I feel good,” said Hynoski. “Everything’s going well. I had a great week. Every day, I feel more comfortable out there. No issues with pain or any setbacks as far as that’s concerned.”
“I’ve been practicing full-go,” said Cruz. “I’ve been limited in certain areas but I’ve been pretty much practicing in getting my footing down and cutting and things like that and everything feels pretty normal. I just want the doctors to give one last look at it and tell me what they think and then we’ll go from there.”
CB Jayron Hosley (ankle) fully practiced. Hosley is “probable” for the game.
Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: The Season is Upon Us by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Giants.com Q&A)
- FB Henry Hynoski (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
CB Terrell Thomas on ESPN Radio: The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with CB Terrell Thomas is available at ESPN.com.
Articles on QB Eli Manning:
- Deceptive Agility Sustains Eli Manning by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal
- Think You Know Eli Manning? You’ll Be Surprised by What We Found by Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger
Article on RB David Wilson: Fantasy? No, Wilson’s Eager to Be Real Deal by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
Article on WR Louis Murphy: Louis Murphy Honors Family with Uniform by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
Article on OT Justin Pugh: For Giants’ Top Pick, Talent Outweighs Nerves and Nausea by Tom Pedulla of The New York Times
Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Prince Amukamara Ready to Direct Giants’ Defense by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record