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Latest on Odell Beckham Jr.'s availability for Sunday

Posted Sep 8, 2017

Odell Beckham Jr. is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys: 


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Odell Beckham, Jr. has been listed as questionable for the Giants’ season-opener in Dallas.

The three-time Pro Bowl receiver has not practiced since spraining his ankle in a preseason game in Cleveland on Aug. 21. The Giants did not practice today.

“Thirteen is in there getting treatment,” coach Ben McAdoo said. “Odell is getting treatment. We will see how he responds. He is going to do all of his work with the training staff today, and we’ll see how he responds tomorrow. We have a chance for a launch day tomorrow.”

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McAdoo said this week that Beckham could play in Dallas without practicing if he is cleared by the team’s medical staff.

*Linebacker Keenan Robinson (concussion) has been declared out of the game against the Cowboys. Robinson played all 16 games last season, his first with the Giants. Robinson last missed a game on Dec. 7, 2015, when he was with Washington.

*Eli Manning (offense), Jonathan Casillas (defense) and Zak DeOssie (special teams) are the Giants’ three season-long captains for the second season in a row. This is Manning’s 11th consecutive season as a captain, Casillas’ second, and DeOssie’s seventh.

*McAdoo said “each phase” of the Cowboys presents a challenge to the Giants.

“Defensively, when you look at this group there, they have a talented perimeter, they are good upfront, you’re not really quite sure what you’re going to see,” McAdoo said. “I’m sure they have been preparing for us for a little while and they’ll have some wrinkles, especially early in the ballgame in their script, and we’ll see how that part goes. From a special teams’ perspective, there is not a lot of film on the guys you’re going to be playing against. They do have some carryover on the roster, but we’ll have to see how it shakes out and where they play guys and where they match them up. From an offensive perspective, they have some injury concerns and they’ve drafted some players in the secondary and they’ve drafted well there. We just haven’t had a chance to see them much playing NFL football. We had a chance to see them play college football, but not much NFL football. So there is some different things and adjustments that need to be made during the course of a game.”

*Dallas leads the alltime series, 62-45-2. Last season, the Giants swept the Cowboys for the first time since 2011. They have won three consecutive games vs. Dallas after losing five in a row to the Cowboys.

*The Giants are 20-34-1 in Dallas, including 5-3 in AT&T Stadium.

*The Giants are 1-7 in season openers vs. the Cowboys, including 1-5 in Dallas. The victory occurred last season.

*The Giants will begin their season against an NFC East opponent for the sixth time in seven seasons.

*The Giants are 21-28-1 on Sunday nights, including 10-16-1 on the road.