November 26, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) — The New York Giants will be without top cornerback Adoree Jackson on Thanksgiving against the Dallas Cowboys, and the list could be a lot longer before kickoff.

Coach Brian Daboll said Tuesday Jackson will be sidelined for the first time this season with a knee injury that returned a punt in Sunday’s 31-18 loss to Detroit.

Six Giants were injured in the game and Daboll said there will be many game-time decisions about who will play. Rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury.

The biggest concerns are with the cornerback and the offensive line. Next to Jackson, cornerback Fabian Moreau is a question mark with an oblique injury. He’s been starting since Aaron Robinson went down with a knee injury.

If Moreau can’t play, the Giants would need to field rookie Cor’Dale Flott and sophomore Rodarius Williams, along with Darnay Holmes and Nick McCloud.

The offensive line has been undefeated against Evan Neal (knee) in the last three games and it’s uncertain if he will be able to return this week. Center Jon Feliciano, left guard Josh Ezeudu and right tackle Tire Phillips also all have neck problems, while Andrew Thomas (ill) and guard Shane Lemieux (toe) were included in Tuesday’s injury report.

Due to the short week, the Giants (7-3) held walkthroughs instead of practice.

Dallas (7-3) defeated the Giants 23-16 at home earlier this season.

“It will go to the end,” said Daboll. “We’ll see who we have healthy.”

The Giants are hoping for some reinforcements when they host Washington on December 4th. Outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari (Wade) should be ready to come off injured reserve and there’s a chance rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger could be ready to play for him for the first time since suffering an eye injury and surgery after one Game in Jacksonville on October 23rd.

“We’re not the only line in the league that deals with things like guys go under and stuff like that,” Neal said. “It’s the nature of this game, and it’s pretty much next man.”

The Giants signed tight end Lawrence Cager from their practice squad and added tight end Nick Vannett to their practice squad.

Cager has been promoted from the practice team in the last three games, catching four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Vannett was released from New Orleans on Saturday. He has played in 80 regular season games with 35 starts for Seattle, Pittsburgh, Denver and New Orleans.


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