Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw said Thursday that he skipped practice in hopes of avoiding a setback with his injured foot, but that he would practice Friday and play on Sunday against the Cowboys.
The Giants don’t seem to be so sure. Bradshaw is listed as questionable for Sunday, which means he’s 50/50 to play by the league’s definition. Bradshaw did suit up for practice, but Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that he neither jogged nor took part in the offensive walkthrough portion of practice open to the media.
If Bradshaw does play, Vrentas also reports that he told coach Tom Coughlin that he will do a better job of keeping his emotions in check during the game. Last Sunday, Bradshaw and Coughlin exchanged words after the running back suggested that the team stop passing the ball in the second half and Bradshaw also smacked teammate Victor Cruz in the head after he felt Cruz missed a block during a run.
“Like I said, our emotions are going so many different ways in the game, you never know,” Bradshaw said. “Just to control it pretty much, and (I told him) I would. Nothing big.”
Safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard are both doubtful for the game, so we might find out their status before the team leaves for Dallas on Saturday. Linebacker Jacquian Williams is the only Giant currently listed as out for the contest.