NFL Draft Top 5 Wide Reciever Rankings

New York Giants, DeAndre Baker

With the NFL Draft rapidly approaching, over the next few days I plan on breaking down the best and brightest talents in this years class. This Wide Receiver class is INCREDIBLE. This top 5 could’ve been a top 15. There are 15 guys in this class who are game changers in any draft. I’m very excited to see where they all land, here are my top guys and who I compare them too.

1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

Pro Comparison: Amari Cooper

Jeudy is the most complete receiver in this draft class in my opinion. Jeudy has really good speed and is one of the best route runners I’ve seen in recent memory. Jeudy is an ideal #1 receiver for the future. Jeudy has the potential to be a game changing receiver and he can open up the field for other players. Jeudy is very similar to Cooper in the backgrounds both men have and the way they give other players opportunities.

2. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

Pro Comparison: DeAndre Hopkins

Lamb is the 1B of this class. Jeudy is a better route runner, but Lamb is better at running deep routes and snagging the 50/50 balls. Lamb is the kind of guy that can kill you over the top or be a short threat and get some yards after the catch. Lamb has high potential and if he develops further as a route runner, he has All Pro level potential. Lamb has the potential to be as good as Hopkins.

3. Henry Ruggs, Alabama

Pro Comparison: John Ross

I’ve heard a lot of comps for Ruggs to Tyreek Hill or Sammy Watkins. Quite frankly, I think Ruggs is tougher than Ross and more durable, but he’s not much better. Ruggs has game breaking ability and an undeniable play making potential. Ruggs just doesn’t strike me as a #1 guy. Ruggs is such a good played, but he seems to be slightly over projected in where he really SHOULD be picked. I like Ruggs, a lot, but the potential to be a bust is prominent, but the potential to be what John Ross could’ve been is there.

4. Justin Jefferson, LSU

Pro Comparison: Greg Jennings

I saw Lance Zierlien make the comp to Jennings here and I love it. Jennings was a very good, high IQ player. He was better in the slot and talented in the red zone. He also excelled when his QB excelled, not the other way around. Jefferson needs to prove he isn’t just a flash in the pan because of Burrow’s incredible play. If Jefferson can do what he did at LSU and put up video game numbers, he’ll be the next great wide out. If he falls somewhere in between Jennings and elite wideout territory, that’d be a great pick for any team and the fulfillment of Jefferson’s peak potential.

5. Denzel Mims, Baylor

Pro Comparison: Brandon Marshall

At the Senior Bowl, Mims caught a lot of people’s eyes. He was unbeatable in one on one match ups. Mims is a unique blend of size and speed. Mims has a really good catch range and is very lengthy. Mims has some risk, but I think he could be a very good outside receiver at the next level. The catch radius he has and his size is similar to Marshall.

Honorable Mention: Laviska Shenault Jr.

I was tempted to stick Shenault over some of the other guys on this list. Early on I would’ve had him as the third best wideout in this class. He’s a game breaker. He’s dynamic, and he’s an absolute beast. Durability concerns have plagued Shenault and dropped his stock. If Shenault impressed in interviews and in medical testing, he could be a surprise high day 2 pick. Shenault is a really good talent and if he stays healthy, could be an incredible steal.

Other talented players who’ve caught my eye include Michael Pittman Jr., Jalen Reagor, Chase Claypool and Brandon Aiyuk.

Recapping the New York Jets’ first day of free agency

New York Jets, Adam Gase

The New York Jets have expressed a lot of interest but done very little, so here’s a breakdown of all that’s gone down in regards to the Jets today for both sides of the ball. As for tomorrow, Gang Green needs to wake up.

Offensive Line Rumors

The Jets were in on three key offensive linemen — Graham Glasgow, Joe Thuney, and Jack Conklin. All three are not going to be joining the Green and White. Despite prioritizing building through the trenches, the Jets added one offensive lineman today, and it was a guy they could’ve waited to scoop up in George Fant. The Jets need to add interior offensive linemen and are reportedly targeting C/G Steven Wisniewski & G Greg Van Roten. Van Roten is a longtime Jets fan and great pass protector, Wisniewski is a veteran with Douglas connections.

Wide Receiver Rumors

The Jets are devoted to helping Sam, but at what cost? The Jets missed out on adding either Stefon Diggs, Amari Cooper, and DeAndre Hopkins. All three would’ve been legit number one receivers. Now the Jets head towards day two of free agency looking to add playmakers. Phillip Dorsett is reportedly a big target. Dorsett is the only guy the Jets have publicly been linked to, but expect more to emerge tomorrow and keep an eye on Emmanuel Sanders.

Edge Rusher Rumors

The Jets have been very active in expressing interest here. The Jets have shown interest in Dante Fowler Jr as expected. However, the Jets have also shown SERIOUS interest in Jadeveon Clowney. If the money is there and feasible, the Jets should go after him. He would be a monster for Gregg Williams to have fun with on defense. Fowler and Clowney would immediately add more star power on defense. The Jets also seem inclined to let Jordan Jenkins walk per Connor Hughes of The Athletic.

As for lesser names, the Jets had shown interest in Kyle Van Noy before the Dolphins added him. Expect them to target Markus Golden as well.

Cornerback Rumors

The Jets were in on both James Bradberry and Byron Jones, but it seemed more than likely they would target lesser corners. Desmond Trufant was released by Atlanta today and has already been linked to the Jets. As has Chris Harris Jr. and Prince Amukamara. Brian Poole is a guy the Jets would like to bring back, but cost is debatable. Corner is a priority for the Jets, and their goal is to find value guys.

Amari Cooper To New York Giants Is Deal To Make, Says ESPN

New York Giants, DeAndre Baker

The New York Giants often didn’t score enough points on offense last season to pick up victories in close games, and in Daniel Jones’ second season as the starting quarterback, it’s possible that the team looks for offensive additions to change that and bring the Giants over the hump in the offensive area – one of the additions they could make happens to be a major player for one of their division rivals.

The player is Amari Cooper and his existing team is the Dallas Cowboys. Cooper is set to be an unrestricted free agent if he doesn’t sign a new deal with the Cowboys and such a deal hasn’t been agreed upon yet. If Cooper does hit the open market, ESPN has advocated for the Giants making a move to sign him, in their article listing a daring move for each NFL team this offseason.

Signing Cooper would hurt the division-rival Cowboys and reunite Cooper with the head coach for whom he had his greatest success: Former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is now the Giants’ offensive coordinator. Cooper also makes sense for the Giants’ roster. Slayton surprised during his rookie season but did most of his damage on deep passes thrown 20 or more yards in the air. Cooper thrived on both intermediate (10-19 air yards, 37.2% DVOA) and deep throws (20-plus air yards, 79.8% DVOA) and would give Jones a plus weapon for every area of the field. Cooper is young for a sixth-year player, turning 26 in June. He aligns well with the Giants’ likely trajectory with Jones under center and ability to cut veteran receiver Golden Tate after the 2020 season to save $6 million in cap space.

Sterling Shepard is the main receiver for the Giants right now, with others such as Darius Slayton and Golden Tate competing for the number two spot, but despite appearing to have depth at the position, the Giants struggled at receiver last year thanks to injuries and spent much of the year without Shepard.

There was even talk that Shepard should retire, though he ended up coming back and will be on the roster this season again, too, likely as the number one receiver if nothing changes roster wise.

Signing a big name receiver like Cooper would take some of the pressure off Shepard, who still has yet to prove himself as the main weapon of the Giants.

Would such a move be worth the money? It’s hard to predict how the Giants will do at the receiver position this year and how much they need an addition like this, but going into a season where the Giants will start a second year quarterback, it likely wouldn’t hurt to have an elite name at receiver in addition to the players already there – especially with a lot of free cap space this year.

New York Jets: Three Offensive Free Agents the Jets Should Sign

New York Jets

The New York Jets offense in 2019 was a total disaster posting historically bad numbers throughout the season. Jets “offensive genius” head coach Adam Gase is likely one bad season away from getting canned so it’s imperative for him to avoid another season like 2019. The Jets need help offensively and with 80 million dollars in cap room maybe they’ll coerce a star to come over to the big apple. There are multiple players the Jets can go after but these three should be the biggest targets for gang green.

Brandon Scherff

Brandon Scherff is most likely going to be a free agent this season and that could not have come at a better time for the Jets. The Jets must back up the brinks truck for this guy. The Jets narrowly missed out on Scherff in the 2015 NFL draft and they would be foolish to miss out on him again five years later. Scherff is a three-time pro bowl guard and he would be a massive upgrade over Brian Winters. Scherff is a versatile player who can play anywhere on the offensive line which is perfect for the Jets because they have issues all over the line. If the Jets want to revamp their offensive line Scherff is the perfect player to start with and they should do whatever it takes to get him.

Jack Conklin

Jack Conklin has been nothing short of a great player in his NFL career. Conklin may not have carried over his success from his rookie year but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a sold player. After being named an all pro his rookie year Conklin’s productiveness fell off a bit, he is a very solid tackle, but he hasn’t been able to regain his dominant rookie performance. Conklin might demand somewhere between 12-16 million dollars annually which is a big risk considering his inconsistency. Conklin is worth looking at especially for the Jets who will most likely have to fill both tackle spots in free agency. At only 25 years old Conklin would be worth the long-term investment and would fill the biggest position of need on the New York Jets.

Amari Cooper

If Amari Cooper hits the market the New York Jets should be all over him. Very rarely do you see stud number 1 wide receivers hit the market but in this case its very possible Cooper hits the market. With the Cowboys still needing to resign Dak Prescott and other key players Amari Cooper might be the odd man out. In 2016 the New York Jets missed out on signing Allen Robinson in free agency, they would be foolish to make the same mistake again four years later. Signing Amari Cooper gives the Jets their first true number one receiver since Santonio Holmes. Amari Cooper would most likely be paid about 19 million dollars annually if he hit the market, but if the Jets feel they need a proven number one receiver then they will have hit the jackpot with Cooper.

Debate: Should the New York Giants take a WR at 4?

New York Giants, DeAndre Baker

As the NFL season comes to a close, fans of the New York Giants have already begun speculating moves that their beloved team should do this offseason.  Something that has become all too familiar over the last few seasons.

One position of intrigue and debate is wide receiver.  After trading away Odell Beckham Jr. and being thin at the position, many wonders if the Giants will take an elite receiver at the top of this April’s NFL Draft.  Others, on the other hand, believe this would be a mistake. Which side are you on?

Making the case for a WR in Round 1

With the 4th overall pick in hand and considering the needs of Washington and Detroit in front of them, the New York Giants very likely could miss out on a premier defensive talent yet again.  Chase Young seems bound for Washington. Isaiah Simmons’ performance has made him a strong candidate to go 3rd overall. So, what does that mean for the Giants?

Popular options include trading back to a quarterback hungry team, taking a young offensive tackle or grabbing another cornerback.  However, many others think the New York Giants should be taking a wide receiver. 

Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy and Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb have been considered by some to be ideal selections for the Giants.  Jeudy has been compared to the Cowboys’ Amari Cooper and can be the outside receiver New York covets. His speed and agility make him a threat at all levels.  

Then there is CeeDee Lamb.  Lamb has incredible ball skills and control of his 6’2” frame.  Many compare Lamb to Houston’s Deandre Hopkins or even 6-time Pro Bowler, Reggie Wayne.  How could the New York Giants pass on that?

Even if the Giants were to trade down, the talent in this draft class at the receiver is very deep.  Clemon’s Tee Higgins, Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III, LSU’s Justin Jefferson, and Colorado’s Laviska Shenault Jr. are just some of the names that could be called in the 1st round.

Making the case against a WR in Round 1

The depth of this receiving class may be the strongest case against taking a receiver in the first round.  It is no secret that the New York Giants have needed all over, especially on the defense and offensive line.  Is taking a receiver in the Top 5 really the best use of draft capital?

Without trading out, the Giants are sitting in a great position to address many needs with premier talent.  Isaiah Simmons is an ideal fit, but may not be available. Ohio State CB Jeffrey Okudah is another top prospect that will be available with the 4th pick.  The tackle position is very top-heavy, with Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills and Georgia’s Andrew Thomas all being considered as the best tackle prospect in the class. 

The Giants have a talented group of receivers already, but they are thin at the position.  With the injuries they suffered last season, having depth is critical. Taking a wide receiver later in the draft may be their best option.  Arizona State’s Brandon Aiyuk, Southern Cal’s Michael Pittman Jr. and Ohio State’s K.J.Hill are just some of the names the Giants could call at any point in the later rounds.  Temple wide receiver Isaiah Wright has been impressing scouts this week at the Shrine Bowl and could very well be a breakout player in the NFL.

What about the free-agent market?

The New York Giants are going to have a ton of money available for free agency.  If they prioritize the offensive line and defense in the NFL Draft, they have some options in free agency in order to build out the depth at wide receiver.

New York can definitely bring back guys that WR Coach Tyke Tolbert is familiar with.  Cody Latimer, Cody Core, and even Da’Mari Scott would all be unsurprising returns to the Giants.  If the G-Men dip elsewhere in free agency, they do have options. They could look to add a veteran with a one year deal, much like Randall Cobb, Demaryius Thomas or Danny Amendola.  The veteran option giving them depth, talent, and experience as a stop-gap for the season.

What about a younger option that could be signed for a longer deal?  WR Amari Cooper hasn’t be resigned by Dallas… yet. The Jets Robby Anderson looks to be headed to the open market and will be sought after.  There are also options like Rashard Higgins, who showed flashes with his time in Cleveland before the Browns brought in Landry and Odell.

Whatever the case may be, the New York Giants will have to address the lack of depth at wide receiver.  The talent is there, especially with the emergence of Darius Slayton, but there is a longevity concern that will need to be taken into consideration.  

New York Giants: Could Jason Garrett As OC Bring Amari Cooper With Him?

The New York Giants are heading into the 2020 offseason as a completely different team. They fired head coach Pat Shurmur and replaced him with Joe Judge. Daniel Jones, not Eli Manning, will be the team’s starting quarterback in Week 1. And, with free agency and the draft upcoming, the Giants’ roster could look drastically different.

But before the Giants can start targetting free agents and draft prospects, they need to get their coaching staff in place. New York still has yet to hire an offensive coordinator, one of the staff’s most important positions. However, there is one prominent name that the Giants are considering for the job: Jason Garrett.

The former Dallas Cowboys head coach interviewed with the Giants for their vacant offensive coordinator position and he is considered to be a strong candidate. Hiring Jason Garrett would be an exceptional move, bringing a veteran coaching presence to an otherwise inexperienced staff, not to mention Garrett’s impressive track record coaching top-ten offenses.

Jason Garrett gets the most out of his quarterbacks. This would be good news for Daniel Jones as he heads into his second professional season. But Jason Garrett has also coached up a few ultra-talented receivers in Dallas. One of these receivers, Amari Cooper, is about to be a free agent. The Giants should try to arrange this reunion between the former Cowboys coach and player in the 2020 offseason.

Amari Cooper Would Require A Big Contract

The Dallas Cowboys are in a bit of trouble regarding their salary cap. They just paid Ezekiel Elliot and Demarcus Lawrence, and they still have not paid Dak Prescott. New head coach Mike McCarthy will have some tough decisions to make regarding the team’s impending free agents, and he might have to let some big names walk out the door.

Amari Cooper could end up being the one that got away in Dallas. The receiver out of Alabama is about to get paid in a big way. According to Spotrac, Cooper has an estimated market value of $19.7 million on average annually. This is a massive contract to hand out to a wide receiver, but the Giants have the cap space to do it.

The New York Giants are estimated by Spotrac to have over $69 million in cap space before they start trimming the fat and cutting veteran contracts. Singing Amari Cooper would put a big dent in the Giants’ cap space, but they would still have roughly $40 million left to spend.

What Amari Cooper Would Bring To The Giants

Amari Cooper is known as one of the best route runners in the NFL. He has the shiftiness to break cornerbacks’ ankles and toast them on double moves. Check out this filthy route Cooper ran to get himself open against the Eagles:

Cooper has always possessed great talent in the NFL, but they were not being utilized correctly during his time with the Oakland Raiders. This led to the Cowboys trading a first-round pick for Cooper, who then went on to tear it up in Jason Garrett’s offense.

In the 6 games Amari Cooper played with the Raiders in 2018, he totaled 280 yards and 1 touchdown. After being traded to Dallas, Cooper racked up 725 yards and 6 touchdowns in 9 games. 2019 featured more of the same. Amari played in all 16 games this season and totaled a career-best 1,189 yards and 8 touchdown receptions.

Amari Cooper is a dependable primary wide receiver that creates separation as well as anyone in the league. Bringing him and Jason Garrett over to the Giants would instantly elevate the Giants’ offense into one of the most lethal groups in the league.

Would the New York Giants consider signing Amari Cooper next offseason?

New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Amari Cooper, Wayne Gallman

The New York Giants didn’t hesitate to trade Odell Beckham Jr. last offseason in an attempt to add draft capital and promote the rebuilding of the team. They used the picks allocated to draft Dexter Lawrence and Oshane Ximines, a defensive tackle and pass rusher, both of whom have had limited success this season.

Lawrence has been the most influential of the rookie crop, aside from Daniel Jones, which shows the value they got from Beckham. They also received safety, Jabrill Peppers, in the deal, who has become a staple on the defense and will remain a starter for the foreseeable future.

However, the Giants lost their No. 1 wideout and have struggled at the wide receiver position this season, especially with the number of injuries that have piled up. This begs the question — should they consider signing a big-name pass-catcher next offseason?

Should the New York Giants pursue Amari Cooper in free agency?

To start, the Giants will likely avoid pursing a top receiver like Cooper, who’s preparing to cash in on a great season with the Dallas Cowboys. However, the talent and lack of drama he would bring compared to Beckham makes him an enticing option.

Pairing him with Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton would be deadly, but you could make the argument that the Giants don’t need that much strength at the WR position. Alternatively, that money could be used to sign an offensive tackle or linebacker.

Cooper earned nearly $14 million this season on a one-year deal (Spotrac), which could lead to a deal worth over $15-16 million per season on a multi-year contract. That’s a ton of cap-space to allocate towards a position that isn’t necessarily a need. Again, GM Dave Gettleman would be better off investing in the offensive line, defensive line, or secondary. Those holes are far more pressing, despite the Giants wide receiver core lacking profoundly in separation yards.

New York Jets: Containing The Cowboys Key Pieces Is Essential

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys’ defense is young and talented. To go along with that, so much of the preparation and headlines regarding this game have been centered around Sam Darnold and the New York Jets offense. Reportedly Adam Gase hadn’t been using the regular playbook in order to not over expose it without the franchise guy at the helm. Now Darnold is back and the Jets offense is going to be expected to come out and perform a hell of a lot better than they have to this point.

The Jets can win this game on offense by scoring points but the Jets can easily control the momentum in this game with their defense. Their defense will not only get a lift from Sam being back on offense but they also get Jordan Jenkins and Brandon Copeland back. Jenkins and Copeland are both two of the best edge rushers on this squad and their additions will help immediately. The biggest key to this game is going to be controlling the 4 key pieces of the Cowboy offense.

Amari Cooper:

Despite being injured Amari Cooper has been great for the Cowboys this year. He’s been a true number one wide receiver for this squad. The Jets are going to have to find someone capable of covering him in this ballgame. The best case would be a swapping of Hairston, Johnson and Roberts throughout the game. Allowing them to rotate may be able to contain Cooper. The added benefit of his injury will assist the corners to keep up with him.

Michael Gallup:

The big bodied receiver is a huge part of the Dallas offense. He’s a mismatch and hard to cover. Brian Poole has been the Jets most reliable corner this season and I think this should be his matchup all day. Gallup has been able to torch just about every defense since Thanksgiving last year. He’s got it all figured out now and he’s a dangerous weapon. If the Jets can keep him in control that’s huge.

Ezekiel Elliot:

The Jets run defense has been solid and their front 7, despite injuries has been pretty good. This matchup is evidently a rough one but with two of their starting offensive linemen questionable and a solid defense this matchup could be a lot more in favor of the Jets than expected. The key is gonna have to be if Tyron Smith and La’el Collins play. If they don’t then this could be a big thing for the Jets.

Dak Prescott:

Dak is a glorified game manager. However, he’s also a bonafide leader. He’s by far not one of the most talented QBs in the game. His leadership skills and above average skill set make him a good QB. Pressure rattles Prescott and the Jets will be able to apply that this time around. Jordan Jenkins and Brandon Copeland are excellent edge rushers and will hopefully apply pressure and rattle Dak or else it could be a long day.

If the Jets offense is even remotely good and the defense can contain Dallas than this is a game the Jets could fare better in than expected. If the key pieces are electric than it could be a long day. Gregg Williams better be ready because if he and his defense aren’t prepared it’ll be a terrible loss.P

New York Giants News, 9/12 – Here’s a big reason the Giants were smoked by the Cowboys

New York Giants, Janoris Jenkins

Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!

When Amari Cooper secured his single touchdown catch of the night, it was odd to see New York Giants rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker in coverage. The immediate thought that ran through my mind was, “why isn’t Janoris Jenkins blanketing him?”

Were the coaches looking to throw Baker into the fire and give him some film to study? A bit late for that experiment during the first regular-season game of the year against a division rival, don’t you think?

In fact, Jenkins, who shadowed Cooper on 64.5% of his routes, allowed just one catch on three targets for 13 yards. Cooper’s stat-line for the night was  — 6 catches, 106 yards, one touchdown. So, how exactly did Cooper manage to thread the Giants’ defense when Jenkins shut him down for a majority of his routes?

Well, we can see that on 35.5% of his offensive snaps he was covered by Baker or Antonio Hamilton, both of which were torched in the process. A substantial opportunity to record film on both players, but it undoubtedly cost the Giants any chance at fighting back and making the game close.

However, Cooper is also capable of playing out of the slot, which Jenkins struggles in. That’s how the Cowboys managed to scheme around Jenkins and match up their best pass-catchers against the Giants’ weakest links. Also, Dallas’ No. 2 wideout, Michael Gallup, finished the afternoon with seven receptions for 158 yards. This puts the Giants’ secondary strength on display, and while they have a ton of youth and inadequate chemistry hurting them, allowing 405 yards through the air is unacceptable.

Nonetheless–

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New York Giants: Previewing Week 17 Matchup Vs. Dallas

Coming off of a late game collapse in Indianapolis last week, the 5-10 New York Giants will be hosting the Dallas Cowboys at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday for the week 17 season finale. The Cowboys are, of course, a division rival in the NFC East. This means that this is the Giants’ second matchup with Dallas this season.

In week two, the Giants traveled to Dallas to play the Cowboys in a primetime Sunday night matchup. The Giants lost this game 13-20. This was when the Giants offense was at an extreme low point. The final score was only a seven point difference, but this was because of a garbage-time touchdown by the Giants. The Cowboys owned them this game, but the Giants will have a chance to get revenge in week 17.

Taking A Look At The Cowboys

The Cowboys have clinched a playoff spot by winning the NFC East. They are sitting at 9-6 and will be looking to reach double digit wins after coming up a game short last season. Dallas is being lead by third year running back Ezekiel Elliot. Elliot leads the league in rushing yards this season.

The Cowboys offense has added a new weapon since the Giants last played them. They received wide receiver Amari Cooper in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. Since joining the Cowboys in week nine, Cooper has totaled 694 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns. Elliot and Cooper are two key players that the Giants defense will need to stop in order to win.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Cowboys have had a rookie emerge as the leader of their defense. The first-year linebacker out of Boise State University, Leighton Vander Esch, has totalled 131 tackles this season, third in the NFL. On top of that, Vander Esch has added two interceptions and seven passes defended. Edge rusher Demarcus Lawrence is also having a good season. He has an impressive 9.5 sacks and 61 tackles this season. The Giants’ offensive line will need to give Lawrence a lot of attention in order to keep quarterback Eli Manning upright.

Injury Report

For the fourth time this season, superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been ruled out. His season is over after just twelve games and he will not play in the season finale. The Giants have also ruled out defensive end Mario Edwards, middle linebacker Alec Ogletree, tight end Rhett Ellison, and wide receiver Russell Shepard.

The Cowboys will be without two defensive linemen this week. Defensive tackle David Irving and defensive end Tyrone Crawford will not play on Sunday. On top of that, the Cowboys have four players questionable. Left tackle Tyron Smith, right guard Zack Martin, linebacker Sean Lee, and cornerback Anthony Brown are all questionable.

The Giants’ Game Plan

The Cowboys have already clinched a playoff spot and have no room for improvement for a higher seed. With this in mind, it is likely that many of the Cowboys’ starters will see minimal to no playing time. The Giants will lean heavily on running back Saquon Barkley this week with multiple defensive linemen and linebackers either out or questionable for Dallas. Eli Manning had a good day passing the ball last Sunday against the Colts, and Giants fans should expect more of the same from the veteran quarterback against a mediocre Dallas defense.

The Giants will look to improve to 6-10 against the Cowboys, but many fans will argue that they shouldn’t. The Giants currently hold the 8th pick in the draft. With a win this week, the Giants could fall all the way back to the 12th pick in the draft. With a loss, the Giants could stay where they are, or potentially move all the way up to the 4th pick. For the Giants’ future, a loss would be ideal. However, head coach Pat Shurmur has already spoken out against tanking, so expect the Giants to give this one their all.