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Cowboys vs. Giants: Injury Update And Game Notes

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The return of Austin is imminent...
The return of Austin is imminent...

The Cowboys had a host of players not practicing on Wednesday, but did get back two pieces that they needed. Miles Austin and Tony Fiammetta practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday. That's great news. On the not-so-great news side, DeMarcus Ware didn't practice because of his neck, although the early bets would be on him playing. Probably just resting an injury but with all intentions of playing. Also missing was Laurent Robinson, hurt in the last game but did return to play. We'll have to see more on his status later in the week.

The Giants are also dealing with plenty of injury issues, too. The full report below.

DALLAS COWBOYS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE - TE Martellus Bennett (ribs), QB Jon Kitna (back), G Kyle Kosier (foot), S Danny McCray (ankle), DT Josh Price-Brent (knee), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), RB Phillip Tanner (hamstring), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE - WR Miles Austin (hamstring), RB Tony Fiammetta (illness)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE - LB Sean Lee (wrist), P Mat McBriar (left foot)

NEW YORK GIANTS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday C David Baas (neck, headaches), LB Michael Boley (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring), S Kenny Phillips (knee), DE Dave Tollefson (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday CB Prince Amukamara (back), WR Mario Manningham (knee)

Make the jump for some notes on the Cowboys/Giants series...

NEW YORK GIANTS (6-6) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (7-5)

SERIES

GIANTS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

56-39-2

STREAKS

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 10-8

Garrett: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 38-35 vs. Packers

L 19-13 at Cardinals (OT)

LAST GAME

11/14/10: Cowboys 33 at Giants 20. Dallas QB John Kitna passes for 327 yards & 3 TDs, including 71-yarder to RB Felix Jones. Cowboys CB Bryan McCann adds 101-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/25/10: Giants 41, Cowboys 35. New York QB Eli Manning passes for 306 yards & 4 TDs, including 2 to WR Hakeem Nicks. Giants WR Steve Smith adds 101 receiving yards & TD.

BROADCAST

NBC (7:20 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Kevin Kiley (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (NYG), 93 (Dal.). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (NYG), 226 (Dal.).

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 276-442-3,705 (3C)-23-11-96.0

Romo: 273-422-3,325-22-9-97.3 (3C)

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 122-478-3.9-5

Murray (R): 159-872-5.5-2

RECEIVING

Cruz: 62-1,076 (3C)-17.4-7

Witten (TE): 61-760-12.5-5

OFFENSE

379.8

385.6

TAKE/GIVE

+4

+5

DEFENSE

387.3

330.7

SACKS

Pierre-Paul: 10.5

Ware: 15 (1L)

INTs

Ross, Webster: 4 (T3C)

Newman: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Weatherford: 46.2

McBriar: 45.2

KICKING

Tynes: 71 (32/32 PAT; 13/16 FG)

Bailey (R): 115 (2L) (28/28 PAT; 29/32 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has won 3 of past 4 starts vs. Dal. & has 97.1 rating. Has 10 TDs in past 4 meetings & aims for 5th in row vs. Dal. with 2+ TDs. Leads NFL with 13 TDs & 120.5 rating in 4th Q…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 273 scrimmage yards (199 rush, 74 rec.) in past 2 meetings. Incl. playoffs, RB BRANDON JACOBS has TD in 5 of past 6 meetings (4 rush, 1 rec.)…WR VICTOR CRUZ aims for 4th consecutive 100-yard game. In past 3, has 22 catches for 404 yards (134.7 per game) & 3 TDs. Has 80+ yards in 9 of past 10. In past 2 vs. division, has 9 catches for 238 yards (119 per game) & 3 TDs. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM has TD in 3 of past 4 meetings. Has recorded career-high 10 catches 2 times & both vs. Dal. In only game at Dal., WR HAKEEM NICKS had 9 catches for 108 yards & 2 TDs…DE JUSTIN TUCK had FF & FR in last game at Dal. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 15 sacks in past 18. In past 2 vs. Dal., S DEON GRANT has sack, INT & FR…

COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO has completed 114 of 173 (65.9 pct.) for 1,394 yards with 15 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 107.4 rating in past 6 starts vs. NYG. In starts with 10+ att. when he has 100+ rating, team is 32-6 (.842). Has 22 TDs & his 4 seasons with 20+ TD passes are tied for most in franchise history (DANNY WHITE)… RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL rookies with 872 rushing yards. Has rushed for 799 yards (114.1 per game) in past 7…TE JASON WITTEN had career-high 156 yards (14 catches) in 12/6/09 meeting. Since start of 2007, leads NFL TEs with 426 catches & 4,889 yards. WR LAURENT ROBINSON has 7 TDs in past 6. In 2 meetings, WR-PR DEZ BRYANT has 3 rec. TDs & 93-yard PR-TD…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 21 sacks in past 15. Since start of 2006, has 87 sacks, most in NFL. Has 7 sacks, 4 FFs & 2 FRs in past 7 vs. NYG. CB TERENCE NEWMAN has 4 INTs in past 4 at home vs. NYG.