The reeling New York Giants desperately need a win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14 to stay in the thick of the NFC East race. They will have to earn that win with a banged-up linebacking corps.
Mark Herzlich and Spencer Paysinger are both out for New York against the Cowboys, and Michael Boley is probable, but did not participate in practice on Friday.
And Osi Umenyiora remains out with an ankle injury that has plagued him in 2011.
Fortunately for the Giants, their offense is remarkably healthy: running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who has been recovering from a foot injury, is probable, and so are Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham.
Here's the rest of the Giants injury report for Week 14:
OUT: C David Baas (neck), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle).
DOUBTFUL: S Kenny Phillips (knee).
PROBABLE: LB Michael Boley (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), CB Prince Amukamara (back), WR Mario Manningham (knee), DE Dave Tollefson (knee).
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