The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to start off the 2013 NFL season at home against the division rival New York Giants.Ã‚Â To date, the Dallas Cowboys have failed to beat the Giants at AT&T stadium. The Cowboys signed two linebackers: one off of waivers, and made a trade with the Chiefs for another,Ã‚Â in hopes of bolstering the stagnant special teams play.
History has proven that the New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys in the trenches. For every time theÃ‚Â Cowboys have managed to sack Eli manning, on average, the Giants have sacked Tony Romo six times. The Dallas Cowboys offensive line will be key in winning this match-up. They need to not only be able to protect Tony Romo, but create running lanes for DeMarco Murray. With the Giants stout pass rush, it is imperative that the Cowboys are able to run the ball well. Both teams are plagued with injured players. The Giants and the Cowboys alike are questionable in the trenches for week one.Ã‚Â This game will more than likely come down to who has the most depth there. You can see both teams injury status below.
Dallas Cowboys | New YorkÃ‚Â Giants Injury Report:
Dallas Cowboys incumbent startingÃ‚Â OG Ronald Leary,Ã‚Â (knee) returned to practice Monday in preparation for the Dallas Cowboys match-up with the New York Giants after missing several weeks of practice. DT Jay RatliffÃ‚Â (groin) has been placed on PUP and the Status of veteran DEÃ‚Â Anthony Spencer (knee)Ã‚Â is still questionable.Ã‚Â Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar who has been suffering with a foot injury andÃ‚Â Safeties Danny McCray (hamstring) and Eric Frampton (calf) also missedÃ‚Â practice. Cowboys DE/DTÃ‚Â Tyrone Crawford, C Ryan Cook, OG Nate Livings, and S Matt Johnson are also on IR.
New York Giants could consider placing RB Andre Brown (leg) or OT David Diehl (thumb) on the IR/Designated to Return list. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) was able to do some things during practice Monday, but is uncertain if he will be able to play Week 1 against the Cowboys. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Pierre-Paul has to practice and feel good the next day in order to play Week 1. WR Victor Cruz (heel) participated in practice Monday and appears to be on track to play Week 1. Cruz said he was worried about running hard and breaking routes but he said his heel felt fine in practice. WR Ramses Barden, veteran Pro Bowl S Stevie Brown, OG Selvish Capers, and CB Laron Scott are on IR. DT Markus Kuhn is on the PUP list. As per newyorkgiants.com
Ã‚Â Michael Eisen Senior Writer/Editor
Fullback Henry Hynoski believes he is well enough to play Sunday, but is waiting to get the approval of the GiantsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ medical staff. Hynoski had knee surgery in May and was activated from PUP on Aug. 22.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m doing good,Ã¢â‚¬Â Hynoski said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I practiced full today, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m feeling good. If you want to know about Sunday, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t give you an answer now. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be decided later in the week, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m assuming, by the doctors. I practiced full, no issues.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I feel good out there, havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t had any issues or setbacks. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just a matter of getting the go-ahead or not and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see what happens at the end of this week. Every day I progress, but I think I have to progress just a little bit more to give them that go-ahead.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Henry Hynoski was one of the players from my “The Guys No One Is Talking About” series two years ago and has become an integral part of the Giants offense.Ã‚Â It would be a huge advantage to the Cowboys if he isn’t ready for Sundays game. InÃ‚Â former match-upsÃ‚Â he was not only an asset as a lead blocker in the running game, but a major threatÃ‚Â as a receiver out of the backfield. Hynoski is touted as a top 5 FB in the NFL.
Indianapolis Colts: FS John Boyett was arrested after an altercation with police officers in Indianapolis on Monday. He has been charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting Law Enforcement after not being allowed in a bar, according to Marion County Jail records obtained by NFL.com and NFL Network. It is obvious to me by looking at the bruises on his face in theÃ‚Â image to the left, he didn’t fare too well trying to resist the police.Ã‚Â It never ceases to amaze me how these young athletes are living a dream and can’t manage to keep themselves out of trouble with the law. Especially as a young player who has no established status on the team to speak of. Will the Colts cut him? Only time will tell, but this is one heck of a way to start off his young career in the NFL. The commissioner may decide to suspend the rookie in the event the Colts don’t part ways with him.
You can’t arrest me; I’m a Colts player,” BoyettÃ‚Â repeatedly told the officers, according to The Indianapolis Star, citing a police report that described the 23-year-old’s behavior as “very abusive.” Boyett later threatened a police officer, according to the report, saying “I’m going to come back and break your jaw.”
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