New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys preview and prediction
Sep 11 2017
Of course Beckham and the Giants have to be smart about their decision, understanding that Game 1 of a 16-game season is not the time to push too far, to risk aggravating an injury to the point it lasts longer than it would have if allowed to heal completely. If Beckham is close to fully healthy, he instantly transforms the Giants offense into one of the league's most risky attacks. Then, Elliott was granted a preliminary injunction Friday as the case plays out in court, meaning that he'll be able to stay on the field for the foreseeable future (much like Tom Brady was able to play in 2015 while facing a four-game suspension for Deflategate).
One of the main reasons for the Cowboys offensive dominance a year ago was the play of the offensive line, an area where they've invested a lot of draft capital in recent years.
One would think that such a scenario would provide a whole bunch of familiarity... and it does, but every game is different. Beckham is still dealing with an ankle injury he suffered during New York's Week 2 preseason contest against the Cleveland Browns.
In the NY area, it can be heard on WCBS 880 with Bob Papa and Carl Banks on the call, Howard Cross reporting from the sidelines. It gave the quarterback more options and more time to throw with defenses focused on slowing down the running game.
The first meeting last season was Prescott's first game as a pro.
Giants - WR Dwayne Harris (Probable, Upper Body), CB Eli Apple (Probable, Ankle), WR Tavarres King (Probable, Ankle), DT Jay Bromley (Probable, Knee), WR Brandon Marshall (Probable, Shoulder), WR Odell Beckham Jr. The second game was a 10-7 victory, which was won on a 61 yard touchdown pass to Odell Beckham Jr.in the third quarter.
Beckham's presence on the field, even in a limited fashion, would be huge for the Giants, who are up against a secondary rebuilt by the Cowboys this offseason.
"I wouldn't count it out", Beckham told reporters Wednesday.