Based on the injury report, the Giants win!
The Giants and Cowboys have been watching closely as they each spent the week trying to figure out just how ready their most important receiving threats would be for the game on Wednesday night. Hakeem Nicks sat out the last two practices with soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot and Jason Witten has been recovering from a non-surgically-repaired spleen injury. Well, the final injury report just came out and it looks like Nicks has a much better chance of playing than Witten does.
The Giants listed Nicks as questionable, which, to remind you of NFL injury report parlance, means he has a 50-50 chance of playing (although in real life the odds are much higher than that). Witten, meanwhile, has been listed as doubtful by the Cowboys. That gives him only a 25 percent chance of playing. He is making the trip to New Jersey, according to reports from Dallas, so there is still a chance he could suit up after a CT scan. But it does not look good as of now.
The Giants had a walk-through today so they had to project the participation of injured players in a make-believe practice, which is always fun. They projected that Nicks would have been limited. The Cowboys said that Witten would have been limited too.
As for the rest of the Giants’ and Cowboys’ injured players:
Prince Amukamara (ankle), Marvin Austin (back) and James Brewer (back) have been ruled out. No surprises there.
Will Beatty (back), Michael Boley (hamstring), Jayron Hosley (toe), Mathias Kiwanuka (groin), Da’Rel Scott (knee) and Adrian Tracy (hamstring) join Nicks as questionable. Scott is the only one who wasn’t on the injury report earlier in the week.
Ahmad Bradshaw (hand) is probable.
For Dallas, Jay Ratliff (ankle) and Matt Johnson (hamstring) are out. Danny McCray (neck) joins Witten as a doubtful.
Andre Holmes (knee), Mike Jenkins (shoulder) and Kyle Wilber (thumb) are questionable.