This was a total team effort by the Giants – a study in mediocrity that left them with what they deserved against a desperate rival that raised its play enough times to make a difference.
Eli Manning surely will miss Steve Smith, one of the NFL’s premier route runners and his go-to receiver, but the Giants still should have enough weapons to execute their game plan against the Cowboys.
Shawn Andrews is in, David Diehl is out. Adam Koets is on injured reserve, Shaun O’Hara is in the training room instead of on the practice field, and Rich Seubert has moved from left guard to center to replace both of them.
The New York Giants have placed center Adam Koets on injured reserve and activated offensive lineman Kevin Boothe off the physically unable to perform list.
The Giants have also placed rookie linebacker Adrian Tracy on injured reserve and moved veteran offensive lineman Kevin Boothe from the active physically unable to perform list to reserve PUP.