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Odell Beckham Jr. obsesses about the two drops he had vs. Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr breaks up a

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr breaks up a pass to New York Giants' Odell Beckham during the first half of an NFL game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: AP / Seth Wenig

Odell Beckham Jr.’s 61-yard touchdown catch and run against the Cowboys was that play that was shown over and over on the highlight shows. The plays he went back and studied, though, were the passes he dropped in that game.

“Both of them,” he said. “I have trouble just moving on. I’m pretty obsessive over, at least, that area of the game. It definitely bothers me, whenever I drop a pass.”

One was a streaking route down the right sideline that went off his normally sure hands and would have been a touchdown. The other was one in which he seemed to make a move before securing the ball.

While Beckham was disappointed by the missed opportunities, he said rebounding from them — as he did with the TD later in the game — is the key.

“It’s not the end of the world for me and it does not break my confidence,” he said. “It’s not going to deter me from doing what I’m capable of doing. I just don’t want to have them. I don’t want to have any more drops.”

Finger fine?

Lions QB Matthew Stafford practiced with a glove protecting his dislocated right middle finger on Wednesday, but he insisted the injury will have little to no effect on how he plays Sunday against the Giants.

“Even last Sunday [when the injury occurred against the Bears], Jim Bob [Cooter, the offensive coordinator] was like, ‘What kind of limitations?’ ” Stafford told reporters on Wednesday. “I said: ‘Just call the game. Don’t worry about me. I’ll figure it out.’ So I plan on being the same way this week.”

Stafford was a full participant in practice.

Giant steps

P Brad Wing was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after putting five of his nine punts against the Cowboys inside the 20, including two that were downed at the 3 . . . LG Justin Pugh (knee) was limited in practice but vowed to play against the Lions. He’s missed five straight games . . . LB Mark Herzlich, S Nat Berhe, and RB Shane Vereen remain in the concussion protocol and were limited to non-contact participation in practice . . . LB Keenan Robinson did not practice because of a shoulder injury that Ben McAdoo described as a “chronic.”

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