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Nicks, Manningham say they'll play

Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants reacts

Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants reacts to a dropped pass in the first quarter as DeJon Gomes #24 of the Washington Redskins looks on at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 18 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.(Photo by Jim McIsaac) Photo Credit: Photo by Jim McIsaac

The Giants haven’t had a full practice from either Hakeem Nicks or Mario Manningham this week, but both are now expected to play on Sunday.

“I have no doubt in my mind, I'm playing, I know that,” said Nicks, who has been sidelined all week with a hamstring strain. “It’s all or nothing.”

Manningham, who was bothered by his recurring knee injury last week and did not practice or play, was limited for the second straight day yesterday. He said his knee will sometimes well up and be sore. He described it as having good weeks and bad weeks.

"This is a good week," he said.

(Tom Coughlin, incidentally, said that Manningham looked "fast" in practice.)

Nicks played through the Jets game after straining his hamstring early one. He said that will make it easier for him to perform Sunday against the Cowboys.

“I feel like I know what I'm working with now,” he said. “We know how to probably gameplan around it or within it. Hopefully it won’t limit my game, hopefully I can still have the extra burst to push down the field and do what it is that I do. I make plays for us.”
 

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