Dallas Cowboys defensive end Dorance Armstrong (92) sacks New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) in the second half. The Giants fall to the Cowboys, 23-16, at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

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Giants without OT Evan Neal, other key linemen at Dallas

Daniel Jones might be thankful for five capable blockers at Dallas on Thursday after the New York Giants released their final injury report for the afternoon game with the Cowboys.

Offensive tackle Evan Neal did not travel to Texas and is out with a knee injury along with center Jon Feliciano (neck), guard Joshua Ezeudu (neck) and guard Shane Lemieux (toe).

Top tackle Andrew Thomas is listed as questionable due to illness. Head coach Brian Daboll remained optimistic Thomas could be ready Thursday.

“There were no physical exertion practices (this week). We’ll just take it right up, as long as we can take it,” Daboll said of a decision on his starting front five.

in the first meeting with Dallas this season, Jones was sacked five times by the Cowboys. The Cowboys are on a record pace through 10 games with 42 quarterback sacks.

New York is also without tight end Daniel Bellinger (eye), cornerback Adoree Jackson (knee) and safety Fabian Moreau (oblique).

The Giants (7-3) have lost two of their past three games. The Cowboys (7-3) ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) and defensive linemen Tarell Basham and Johnathan Hankins are questionable due to illness.

Pass rushers Micah Parsons (knee, ankle) and Demarcus Lawrence (foot, illness) were limited Wednesday and officially listed as questionable.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) and cornerback Trevon Diggs (ankle) were full participants in practice Wednesday. They were removed from the injury report.

–Field Level Media

New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll, left, talks to safety Xavier McKinney (29) during the second day of training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

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Giants get WR back, lose two for season during bye week

The bye week was painful for the New York Giants.

Safety Xavier McKinney is out for weeks with a hand injury suffered while on an ATV tour during the week off and the Giants also lost defensive tackle Nick Williams in a more traditional method; he suffered a torn biceps at Seattle before the bye week.

“I feel bad for Xavier. Disappointed that he got injured. And he’ll do everything he can do to get back and be ready to go,” Giants head coach Brian Daboll said. “I feel bad for him. I feel bad for us. I know he’s disappointed. But we can’t do anything about that now.”

Daboll said Tuesday the Giants also confirmed cornerback Aaron Robinson (knee) would be out for the season. He was injured in the Week 4 win over the Chicago Bears.

McKinney, the team’s defensive co-captain and on-field play caller, was placed on the non-football injury list and cannot return before Dec. 11. Daboll said he would miss at least the mandatory four games but wouldn’t disclose the nature of the injury incurred while riding an ATV in Mexico.

The Giants did get some potential good news with wide receiver Kenny Golladay back at practice. Golladay, the purported lead receiver for the Giants, last practiced two days before New York beat the Bears (Week 4) due to a sprained knee.

Offensive guard Shane Lemieux, the starter on the left side, has been out with a foot injury since Aug. 11 but was able to practice Tuesday. The Giants are likely to take their time with Lemieux, who started in 2020 as a rookie and suffered a knee injury in 2021.

–Field Level Media

Sep 11, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll receives a Gatorade bath from linebacker Oshane Ximines (53) after a win against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Brian Daboll: Two-pointer the right call, win or lose

Brian Daboll tasted victory in his head-coaching debut with the New York Giants Sunday, thanks in large part to his decision to go for a two-point conversion with 1:06 left in regulation.

Daboll reiterated at his press conference Monday that he would have lived with the decision if the Giants failed to convert it, and the same would be true had the opposing Tennessee Titans converted their last-second field goal attempt to steal the win.

“Certainly, you want to try to go out there and give yourself a chance to win,” Daboll said. “But the decision to go for two with a loss, I would feel the same way about it today as I did yesterday. The guys fought it out; they did a great job. And it’s a decision we felt right at that particular time. I still feel it was the right thing to do.”

After Daniel Jones hooked up with Chris Myarick for a touchdown to bring New York within 20-19, Daboll called for the two-point try, in which Jones hit running back Saquon Barkley with a completion to create the 21-20 final score.

Daboll, who said Sunday that he’d consulted some players on the sideline about his desire to go for two, added Monday that his team’s analysts also had their say.

“I think analytics always plays a role in key decision-making,” Daboll said. “I know what we do is we talk about that during the week, myself and Ty (Director of Football Operations & Innovation Ty Siam) and Cade (Offensive Assistant/Game Manager Cade Knox), two of the guys that run that department on gameday with myself. And we go through tons of different situations.

“But you certainly take into factor the three timeouts; we would probably have had an onside kick if we didn’t get it, bring the three timeouts and then have a really long field. But those are conversations that are happening during timeouts or in between series. But I lean heavily on those guys. One of them went to Cornell; another one went to Harvard, so they’re pretty good guys to have.”

It all added up to the Giants’ first Week 1 victory since the 2016 season.

After the game, cameras captured Daboll dancing in the middle of a large circle of his players in the locker room.

“It was a Biggie song, and it was a good win,” Daboll said. “These guys worked hard. They were dancing before I got in there. So, I don’t know if I was really dancing very much if you want to call it that. But it’s good to celebrate with your guys. They put a lot of work (in).”

–Field Level Media

Aug 28, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive guard Jon Feliciano (76) walks to the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Giants C Jon Feliciano (heat exhaustion) out another ‘day or two’

New York Giants center Jon Feliciano missed practice again Monday due to issues related to heat exhaustion.

The 30-year-old initially suffered what coach Brian Daboll termed “heat and hydration” issues Thursday and has not been with the team since. But Daboll said Monday the veteran would rejoin the team soon enough.

“Day or two away,” Daboll said. “But he’ll be here this week.”

Daboll answered in the affirmative when asked if Feliciano needed intravenous treatment.

“Yeah, he’s taking care of himself. They’re working with him,” Daboll said. “He’ll be OK.”

Feliciano followed Daboll from the Buffalo Bills to the Giants, where he signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract as a free agent in March. A longtime guard for the then-Oakland Raiders (2015-18) and Bills (2019-21), Feliciano was picked up to play center in New York’s revamped offensive line.

With Feliciano sidelined, guard Shane Lemieux played some center during recent training camp practices.

“We want to try to create position flexibility for our front guys,” Daboll said. “And obviously with Jon out, you know with (guards) Ben (Bredeson) and Jamil (Douglas), we wanted to add Lemieux inside and get (guard Joshua) Ezeudu some work inside there with the ones against (defensive linemen) Leo (Williams) and Dexter (Lawrence) and guys like that.”

–Field Level Media

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks to throw in the first half. The Giants defeat the Eagles, 13-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) cleared for offseason program

There will be no limitations on what quarterback Daniel Jones can do as the New York Giants begin their offseason workout program Monday.

Jones told reporters he was “cleared and ready to go” with the Giants after a neck injury cut short his 2021 season.

Jones only played 11 games for New York in 2021, his third NFL season, before the injury sidelined him and eventually got him placed on injured reserve. In those 11 games (all starts), Jones threw for 2,248 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions on a career-best 64.3 completion percentage.

He also fumbled seven times, and the Giants went just 4-7 in those games.

The Giants are under new management, with GM Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll opting to bring in veteran Tyrod Taylor at the position. Jones remains the starter for now.

“I’m excited. I’m excited to get going here. I appreciate the support,” he said. “But it’s my job to do my role, to prepare this team, to prepare myself to play as well as I can and put this team in position to win games. So I take that responsibility very seriously and that is what I’m focused on.”

Jones has yet to play a full season in the NFL, missing time each season with injuries while playing behind a much-maligned offensive line. Owner John Mara admitted this winter that the Giants had “done everything we can to screw (Jones) up since he’s been here.”

Soon New York will need to choose whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Jones’ rookie contract for 2023. That would be worth a costly $22.4 million.

“We’ll do that when it comes up,” Jones said Monday. “But I’m focused on what we’re doing here and preparing and taking advantage of every day we have here together.”

–Field Level Media

Oct 31, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ next coach odds: Brian Daboll tops deep list

New York Giants co-owner John Mara vowed to take his time in rebuilding the team’s leadership from “the ground up” after firing coach Joe Judge on Tuesday.

That was immediately followed by another word: “again.”

Judge became the third consecutive coach to be fired by the Giants after only two seasons at the helm. And his departure came a day after embattled general manager Dave Gettleman announced his retirement.

Mara and co-owner Steve Tisch began interviewing general manager candidates Wednesday and plan to fill that void first. That GM will be tasked with rebuilding a team that has reached the playoffs just once since winning the Super Bowl after the 2011 season.

While the GM has yet to be identified, the early list of favorites to replace Judge is heavy on respected offensive minds.

That includes offensive coordinators Brian Daboll (Buffalo), Eric Bieniemy (Kansas City), Byron Leftwich (Tampa Bay) and Josh McDaniels (New England) along with former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

Daboll was installed as the +350 favorite by BetMGM, and those odds have shortened to +325 as he leads with 30.8 percent of the bets and an overwhelming 70.1 percent of the early money wagered at the sportsbook. It helped that Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen was the first to interview with the Giants on Wednesday.

Pederson has the second-shortest odds at +400, followed by former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who has moved from +500 to +550 despite being tied with Daboll with 30.8 percent of the early tickets backing him.

Flores is a Brooklyn native who was a long-time assistant for the Patriots. Then again, Judge also came from the Bill Belichick coaching tree.

Bieniemy, who interviewed for the Giants’ job two years ago, is +600 followed by Leftwich and current Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at +700. McDaniels is being offered at +800 followed by current Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham at +900. Graham is close to Judge and is considered a longshot.

Three other names that could quickly emerge depending on the GM hire are Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinators Todd Bowles (Tampa Bay) and Dan Quinn (Dallas). Each currently has +1000 odds at BetMGM.

Daboll is the sportsbook’s biggest liability with the heavy early action supporting him. Harbaugh is third with 15.4 percent of the bets, while Leftwich had the third-most money backing him at 8.5 percent compared to Harbaugh’s 5.0.

Mara and Tisch are set to hire their fourth head coach since 2016 — following Judge, Pat Shurmur, Ben McAdoo. The Giants went 4-13 in 2021.

All of the losses and uncertainty created a fan base short on patience and trust. Mara said he grasps that he hasn’t given fans a reason to believe the Giants will get it right, and senses the franchise has a bridge to rebuild with fans.

“That’s not going to happen overnight,” he said.

–Field Level Media

Nov 21, 2021; East Rutherford, N.J., USA; Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores during a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Bears’ next coach odds: Brian Flores early favorite

Brian Flores does not appear destined to be out of work long.

Fired by the Miami Dolphins on Monday following three seasons, Flores has already emerged as the favorite to fill the Chicago Bears’ head coaching vacancy. He is being offered at +160 by BetMGM, ahead of Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier (+600), while Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus both had +650 odds Thursday afternoon.

Bears chairman George McCaskey is leading the five-person committee searching for Chicago’s next coach and general manager.

Thus far, the deep group of reported head coaching candidates includes a variety of offensive and defensive minds.

One key question is whether Flores is seen as a good fit with whomever the new GM is going to be. The second is whether the Bears will be Flores’ first choice.

Houston reportedly fired coach David Culley on Thursday, and Flores is close with Texans general manager Nick Caserio from their years together with the New England Patriots. Flores is also being offered at +550 to replace Joe Judge with the Giants and +800 to replace Mike Zimmer with the Vikings.

Flores has been backed by the most bets to be named the Bears’ next coach with 21.3 percent at BetMGM. Frazier, whose odds opened at +500 on Thursday morning, has been supported with the most money wagered at 33.2 percent, making him the sportsbook’s biggest liability.

Daboll’s odds had lengthened from +600, while Eberflus had the biggest move with his odds shortening from +1400.

Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson is being offered at +800 and has drawn 17.0 percent of the bets and 19.9 percent of the money. He interviewed for the position on Wednesday while the Bears have also interviewed several GM candidates.

–Field Level Media

August 14, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders next coach odds: Eric Bieniemy early favorite

The Las Vegas Raiders are expected to go on the offensive with their replacement for Jon Gruden, who resigned Monday following the disclosure of a string of inappropriate emails.

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been installed as the +600 favorite to be the Raiders’ next head coach by SportsBetting.ag. Bieniemy’s name comes as no surprise as he has been a finalist for several NFL openings over the past few years.

Gruden was hired to a 10-year contract largely for his reputation as an innovative offensive mind, and the top five candidates on SportsBetting.ag’s list are all current offensive coordinators in the NFL. Following Bieniemy are Buffalo’s Brian Daboll (+650), Carolina’s Joe Brady (+750), Dallas’ Kellen Moore (+750) and Tampa Bay’s Byron Leftwich (+900).

Also being offered at +900 is Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell and Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who is the top candidate on the list with previous NFL head coaching experience (Jets, 2015-18).

The sportsbook also included a few more entertaining options, including analysts Howie Long (+7500), Charles Woodson (+10000) and Tony Romo (+15000) along with former Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (+50000).

Gruden served as a commentator for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” beginning in 2009 before returning to the sideline with the Raiders in 2018. It will likely be difficult for him to return to the television booth in the wake of the offensive emails revealed to have been sent over a seven-year period while with ESPN.

SportsBetting.ag is offering a prop market on Gruden’s next job.
–Podcast host (-150)
–Work for Fox News (+300)
–NCAA TV analyst (+500)
–NFL TV analyst (+500)
–High school football coach (+1200)
–Member of NCAA coaching staff (+1200)
–Member of NFL coaching staff (+2500)
–TV game show host (+3300)

With Gruden technically resigning, the NFL has yet to see a coach get fired this season. However, Jacksonville’s Urban Meyer is the clear favorite to be the first one to be let go following his own off-field controversy over the past few weeks.

First coach fired odds:
–Urban Meyer, Jaguars (+100)
–Matt Nagy, Bears (+250)
–Joe Judge, Giants (+400)
–Vic Fangio, Broncos (+900)
–Mike Zimmer, Vikings (+1200)
–Brian Flores, Dolphins (+1800)
–Dan Campbell, Lions (+2500)
–Frank Reich, Colts (+2800)
–Ron Rivera, WFT (+2800)
–Zac Taylor, Bengals (+3300)
–Robert Saleh, Jets (+4000)
–David Culley, Texans (+5000)
–Mike Tomlin, Steelers (+5000)

–Field Level Media