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24 names on Cowboys-Giants injury report

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Teams should be as healthy as they’re going to be all year when the first game of the regular season approaches.  That concept definitely doesn’t apply to the two teams who will open the regular season on Wednesday night.

In all, 24 names appeared on the first injury report of the 2012 regular season, three days in advance of the season-opening game between the Cowboys and Giants.

The home team has 10 injured players.  Cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle), defensive tackle Marvin Austin (back), tackle James Brewer (back), and receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot) didn’t practice.  Limited in practice were tackle Will Beatty (back), linebacker Mathia Kiwanuka (groin), and linebacker Adrian Tracy (hamstring).

Three others fully participated despite injury:  linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (hand), and cornerback Jayron Hosley (toe).

For the Cowboys, 14 players showed up on the list.  Safety Matt Johnson (hamstring), safety Danny McCray (neck), and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (ankle) didn’t practice Sunday.  Limited where linebacker Dan Connor (hip), receiver Andre Holmes (knee), cornerback Mike Jenkins (shoulder), linebacker Kyle Wilber (thumb), and tight end Jason Witten (abdomen).

Full participants with injury included receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), receiver Dez Bryant (knee), center Phil Costa (back), running back DeMarco Murray (wrist), running back Phillip Tanner (hand), and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (hamstring).

Another report will be issued today, and on Tuesday the labels will be applied.  For now, no players have been ruled out.

Miles Austin appeared in no preseason games this year with a recurring hamstring problem, and Bryant has been fighting patellar tendinitis in his knee.  The fact that both were able to fully participate in practice is a very good sign for a receiving corps that isn’t very deep.

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10 Responses to “24 names on Cowboys-Giants injury report”
  1. nitty32 says: Sep 3, 2012 8:50 AM

    Don’t really matter giants are going to stomp them…

  2. jimnaizeeum says: Sep 3, 2012 8:50 AM

    Does Bryant’s three-man security team count toward the 53 man roster…or just the one on duty?

  3. umainebearman says: Sep 3, 2012 8:54 AM

    “Isn’t” very deep” to someone who only considers a deep receiving corp one with 3 big names on it or to someone who hasn’t watched a teams practices or preseason games. I’ve counted 3 guys not named Bryant or Austin that can make excellent catches on this squad. Ratliff probably won’t practice but will most definately play on Weds. Like alot of other teams in the league the injuries to the Cowboys happened at the right time, the beginning of camp and for their regulars there’s only a possibility that 2 wont START. The only player that Coach Coughlin said will be out is Amukamara.

  4. youarewrongandthisiswhy says: Sep 3, 2012 8:57 AM

    Good to see the reduced off season workout schedule and traing camp practices have cut down injuries.

  5. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 3, 2012 9:38 AM

    CB Terell Thomas isn’t listed here but is out for the season for the Giants. Gives Cowboys a bit of an advantage when passing.

  6. abninf says: Sep 3, 2012 9:39 AM

    Yea, I get to work Wednesday night and miss the game. Thanks Obama! What an idiot day to start the season. Could have at least moved it to Friday.

  7. jgreiner9 says: Sep 3, 2012 10:34 AM

    @abninf they did it wednesday because it’ll have better ratings on that day. People go out and do things on Friday nights. it’s a ratings thing.

  8. wwwfugu says: Sep 3, 2012 12:59 PM

    League source says Michael Strahan will suit up and play Wed, but not football.

  9. cowboychris5xchamps says: Sep 3, 2012 3:05 PM

    @abninf call in sick or get rid of that old a$$ flip phone and watch it on a 4G device…it’s 2012!!!

  10. cooklynn17 says: Sep 3, 2012 10:22 PM

    And after the game there will be plenty more names to add to that list.

    The NFC East, no better division in football.

    All In…

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