Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did not practice Wednesday and may not be available for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He is listed on the Giants' injury report with back and hamstring injuries and has not been able to play a full complement of snaps in any of the last three games.
"We're doing everything we can to help him," Tom Coughlin said. The coach expected Rodgers-Cromartie to be limited in practice but he wasn't even on the field with the team in the early part of the workout.
The Giants are already thin at cornerback, with Jayron Hosley stepping in for Trumaine McBride (thumb) at nickelback. Zack Bowman would likely play if DRC can't. The only other corner is practice squad call-up Chandler Fenner.
"I'd be very comfortable with Zack on the other side," Prince Amukamara said. "He played great and he always gets his hands on the ball. I think that would be huge for us."
Rolle: Show dignity
Antrel Rolle didn't want to make any predictions about Sunday in Dallas, but he said he expects the Giants to have two things that were lacking in last week's loss to the Eagles . . . and he doesn't mean points.
"I expect us to go in and play with some pride . . . some dignity," Rolle said. "Try to get a win at all costs."
Rolle said earlier in the week he was disappointed by the lack of fight from the team. They had won three straight before the blowout.
"We have to get back on track,"he said. "Pick up the intensity, play with some passion, a lot of focus. It's a division game. We need this game badly." Giant steps
Coughlin said he expects newly signed WR Kevin Ogletree to be ready To that end, the former Cowboy and Queens native has been keeping a close eye on his new quarterback, Eli Manning. "Without freaking him out, I have been just watching him do everything, all the signals, all the mannerisms and everything on the field that pertains to us as receivers so I can have everything and be where I am supposed to be." . . . Coughlin said RB Rashad Jennings (knee) will not play this week but the hope is he can return after the bye next week . . . LB Jon Beason (toe) was a full participant in practice for the first time this season, which would seem to indicate his availability for Sunday . . . CB Bennett Jackson, a sixth-round draft pick this spring, will have his knee scoped to remove loose cartilage and said he may require microfracture surgery. Jackson was put on the practice squad/injured list, ending his season with the Giants.