The New York Giants will be going all out for a win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, but they may just have to do so for another game without one of their best players. The Odell Beckham Jr. injury has been one of the storylines of the second half of the season, and that injury could last through the end of the season and cause Beckham to miss the Dallas game in addition to every other game since the win against the Chicago Bears.
Beckham was a notable absence on Thursday’s practice, which isn’t a good sign for making a late season comeback to help the Giants out against their bitter rivals. Of course, it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet by Pat Shurmur. Shurmur had more optimistic words for the press, but those words don’t match up with Beckham sitting out of practice on Thursday.
“We’ll just have to see where they’re at. They’re feeling better than they did last week, we’ll just have to see,” Shurmur said, speaking of both Beckham and linebacker Alec Ogletree, who missed the most recent game while in concussion protocol. Ogletree also sat out practice and is unlikely to play in the game itself.
Beckham only has six touchdowns this season and barring a comeback for the last game, and a four touchdown performance, will finish without getting to double-digit touchdowns for the second straight year. You can’t put all the blame on Beckham, though. The offensive line has been shaky and, earlier in the season, was one of the worst in the league. With more pressure on Eli Manning, it’s been harder for Beckham to get the ball than it has been in past years.
Still, Beckham has 1,052 yards on the season, and Giants fans will be glad to see him back once he eventually recovers from his current quad injury. That, however, might not be until the season is already done.