Beckham returns, McClain questionable

Odell Beckham Jr. left the game in the fourth quarter with a back injury, but he missed only a handful of plays and returned to the game later in the fourth quarter.


Jameel McLain has a knee injury, the Giants announced.

His return is also questionable.

NFL Week 12 GameDay: Dallas at Giants, 8:30

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The Giants (3-7) hope to stop a five-game losing streak when they face one of their top rivals, the 7-3 Dallas Cowboys in front of a nationally-televised audience.

Kickoff: 8:30PM Eastern
Site: MetLife Stadium
Surface: Field Turf
Weather: Cloudy, Mid 40′s
TV: NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Ross Tucker SIRIUS: 88 (WW1) 93 (Dal), 92 (NYG) XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Dal), 226 (NYG)
Referee: Bill Vinovich
The Line: Dallas by 3 1/2; OU 47 1/2
The Series: Cowboys lead, 60-42-2, and have won past three.

Last Game: 10/19/14: Giants 21 at Cowboys 31. Dallas RB DeMarco Murray rushes 28 times for 128 yards & TD. Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar adds two TD catches.
Last Game at Site: 11/24/13: Cowboys 24, Giants 21. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 234 yards & 2 TDs, both to TE Jason Witten. Cowboys S Jeff Heath records 50-yard FR-TD.

The Latest: The Cowboys are coming off a bye. In their last game (Week 10), they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31-17, in London. The Giants lost at home last Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers, 16-10.


Cowboys: OUT: CB Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle) PROBABLE: DE Tyrone Crawford (knee), T Doug Free (foot), DT Nick Hayden (shoulder), LB Rolando McClain (knee), DT Josh Price-Brent (groin), QB Tony Romo (back)

Giants: OUT: DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), T Justin Pugh (quadricep), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) PROBABLE: DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring), G Geoff Schwartz (toe) To read more of this story, click here

Inactives for the Giants against the Cowboys

Here are the inactives for the Giants on Sunday night:

CB Mike Harris, LB Jacquian Williams, OL Dallas Reynolds, OT Justin Pugh, DE Kerry Wynn, OG Brandon Mosley, DT Cullen Jenkins

The Cowboys inactives:

DT Josh Brent, DT Terrell McClain, DB Jakar Hamilton, DB Tyler Patmon, OT Tony Hills, OT Donald Hawkins, QB Dustin Vaughan

Giants eliminated from NFC East with loss

The Eagles won big on Sunday, so if the Giants lose to the Cowboys tonight, they will be out of the running for the NFC East.

New York is technically still playoff eligible, but would need a lot of help to get there. If they lose on Sunday night to the Cowboys, they can count out the NFC East title.

If the team fails the make the playoffs this season, they would have missed the postseason for three straight seasons after winning the Super Bowl in 2011.