The Giants will practice again today in preparation for Sunday’s season opener in Dallas. Tom Coughlin seemed raring to go at his presser yesterday:
“Good morning. Here we go. Excited. It all begins now, in the division, in Dallas, on Sunday night. It doesn’t get much more exciting than this. We’re excited to practice today to get started, to get going. Our meeting was spirited. The players are really obviously focused and excited. They understand the competition, the ability level of the Dallas team, an outstanding football team when we go there. We have had a long and distinguished rivalry with the Cowboys and it continues Sunday night. The answer to your first two questions is: yes and yes. Is Cruz going to practice? Is JPP going to practice? Yes.”
And they did. Cruz (heel) appears likely to go while JPP (back) will wait until he sees how he feels today after practice before making a decision. The Giants activated DE Adewale Ojomo from the practice squad as a precautionary measure.
Although the Giants are unsure about JPP’s status, Dallas QB Tony Romo is preparing for the All-Pro DE:
“He’ll be out there. I think more than anything we’re already having to plan for him and we’ve already got that part of it done. Obviously he’s a great player, so you’ve got to account for him so we’re going to have to do that and we will.”
GEICO SportsNite reports on the New York Giants’ health and readiness for their Week 1 game in Dallas.