Jennings has missed the past five games with a sprained ?knee. Rookie Andre Williams will once again serve as the Giants primary running back in his absence.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul and FB Henry Hynoski, who both just began practicing this week after missing all of training camp, are both active tonight, as is WR Victor Cruz
Inactive for the Cowboys: RG Brian Waters, OL Darrion Weems, WR Cole Beasley, RB Lance Dunbar, DE Anthony Spencer, DE Caesar Rayford, and S Danny McCray.
CB Jayron Hosley (quad), DL Chris Canty (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring), WR Ramses Barden, RB Ryan Torain, DE Adewale Ojomo and TE Adrien Robinson
Canty did not practice this week, so his status is no surprise. Hosley's absence leaves the Giants short at corner. Big problem, since Antrel Rolle is used primarily to spy Michael Vick. They may need him to play some slot corner. With Kenny Phillips and Prince active but hurting, Will Hill should see plenty of time out there. So will Justin Tryon. Hmmmm.....
TE Travis Beckum (knee), WR Ramses Barden, S Kenny Phillips (knee), S Tyler Sash, DE Adewale Ojomo, TE Adrien Robinson and DE Justin Tuck (shoulder)
Tuck pretty much dropped hints all week that he probably would not play. He did not practice. Phillips had a shot to play according to the way Tom Coughlin was talking. Guess not. DT Marvin Austin is finally in uniform again. Will he play, though...?
CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot), S Tyler Sash (hamstring). S Kenny Phillips (knee), DT Marvin Austin, TE Adrien Robinson and DE Adewale Ojomo
David Wilson starts for Bradshaw. Jayron Hosley starts for Prince. RB Ryan Torain makes Giants debut.
TE Travis Beckum (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring), S Kenny Phillips (knee), TE Adrien Robinson, DT Marvin Austin, DE Adewale Ojomo and RB Ryan Torain.
WR Hakeem Nicks is active, as is LB Jacquian Williams. The Giants are only dressing three safeties today: Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown and Will Hill.
LB Jacquian Williams (knee), TE Travis Beckum (knee), WR Domenik Hixon (ankle), RB Ryan Torian, DE Adewale Ojomo, TE Adrien Robinson, DT Marvin Austin
S Kenny Phillips (knee), OL David Diehl (burner) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) are active, but may not start. Newly-signed RB Kregg Lumpkin is active. Most thought Torain would get the call over Lumpkin, but Lumpkin adds more to the special teams.
WR Domenik Hixon (ankle), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), DE Adewale Ojomo, OL James Brewer, OL Selvish Capers, DT Marvin Austin and TE Adrien Robinson.
S Kenny Phillips and LB Keith Rivers are active. Giants going with safety-heavy lineup (5 - Phillips, Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown, Tyler Sash and Will Hill) which leaves Austin as the odd-man out, even with DT Markus Kuhn being placed on IR last week. Kuhn was replaced by Capers on the roster.
LB Jacquian Williams (knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee), DE Adewale Ojomo, DL Marvin Austin, TE Adrien Robinson, WR Jerrel Jernigan and LB Keith Rivers.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, OG Chris Snee, TE Bear Pascoe and LB Chase Blackburn are all active.
LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee), LB Keith Rivers (calf), TE Bear Pascoe (ankle), TE Adrien Robinson and DE Adewale Ojomo
TE Travis Beckum is active for the first time this season.
Mark Herzlich will start at MLB, but the Giants are expected to ditch their base defense in favor of five DBs for much of this week's game.
LB Keith Rivers (calf) was limited and is DOUBTFUL. RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) did not practice and is QUESTIONABLE, as are TE Bear Pascoe (ankle) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee), who were both limited today.
Cowboys inactives: WR Andre Holmes, S Charlie Peprah, RB DeMarco Murray, S Matt Johnson, LB Kyle Wilber, C Phil Costa and DT Sean Lissemore.
No lineup changes for the Giants this week.
RB Da?Rel Scott (Knee) has been placed on IR and DL Chris Canty has been added to the roster. Scott has not been designated to return.
Canty is active for today's game.
S Kenny Phillips, DT Rocky Bernard, RB Andre Brown, OL James Brewer, DE Adewale Ojomo, TE Adrien Robinson and WR Jerrel Jernigan.
WR Hakeem Nicks and OL David Diehl are active as are CB Jayron Hosley and TE Martellus Bennett.
WR Ramses Barden (concussion), DT Rocky Bernard (quadricep), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), WR Hakeem Nicks (foot, knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee), OL David Diehl (knee), LB Keith Rivers (hmastring)
Browns Inactives: S Tashaun Gipson (knee), TE Alex Smith (head), WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), QB Thaddeus Lewis, RB Brandon Jackson, OL Ryan Miller
All of a sudden, an area that was the Giants strength will rely on contributions from a medley of different receivers.
Victor Cruz is a given. After a few timely drops Week 1, he?s bounced back to show that last season was no fluke. However, if the Browns or any other opposing defense focuses on limiting Cruz, Eli Manning will need his other targets to step up.
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DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps), C David Baas (hand) safety Kenny Phillips (knee), LB Michael Boley (hip), CB Corey Webster (hand) and OL Chris Snee (hip) are the others.
Limited in practice: LB Keith Rivers (hamstring), OL David Diehl (knee), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring) and safety Antrel Rolle (knee).
WR Hakeem Nicks (foot, ankle),?WR Domenik Hixon (concussion), OL David Diehl (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), DE Adewale Ojomo (hamstring), who were all ruled out yesterday.
CB Michael Coe (hamstring) was ruled out tonight.?Rookie TE Adrien Robinson is the only non-injured player who will not dress.
WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) is active and will start. Same for C David Baas (hip).
Other inactives: WR Jerrel Jernigan, LB Keith Rivers, RB Da'Rel Scott, TE Adrien Robinson, DE Adewale Ojomo and as usual - OT James Brewer.
CBs?Prince Amukamara (ankle), Terrell Thomas (knee), Bruce Johnson (shoulder) and?Jayron Hosley (toe)
DEs Justin Tuck (shoulder), Osi Umenyiora (knee), Adrian Tracy (hamstring) and Jason Pierre-Paul (back)
RTDT Marcus Thomas, who was just signed Thursday is ineligible to play tonight. WR Hakeem Nicks, who was activated off the PUP list this week is also inactive as are DT Chris Canty and TE Travis Beckum, who are still on the list.
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OL James Brewer, DE Justin Trattou, DL Jimmy Kennedy, RB Da'Rel Scott, LB Mark Herzlich, OL Jim Cordle and WR Ramses Barden
49ers inactives:?QB Scott Tolzien, WR/KR Ted Ginn, CB Shawntae Spencer, FB Moran Norris, G Daniel Kilgore, G Mike Person and NT Ian Williams
"He is on the path (to play)," Head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters. RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot, back), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) did not practice once again.
"We expect him to practice tomorrow like usual," Coughlin said of Bradshaw. "He has struggled a little bit with the back but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day."
Dallas QB Tony Romo was tossing the ball around with his nothing on his injured hand - no glove, no nothing....
Inactive for the Giants tonight are: TE Jake Ballard, LB Mark Herzlich, DL Jimmy Kennedy, OL Jim Cordle, DE Justin Trattou, OL James Brewer and WR Ramses Barden.
C David Baas, TE Travis Beckum, LB Mark Herzlich, S Derrick Martin, DE Osi Umenyiora, DT Jimmy Kennedy and OL James Brewer.
The Giants only had to make two decisions this morning on the inactives since they already had five players ruled out.
DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Mark Herzlich, OL Stacy Andrews, DT Jimmy Kennedy, WR Mario Manningham, RB Da'Rel Scott, C David Baas
RB Ahmad Bradshaw and LB Michael Boley are both active today. Baas was a late scratch due to headaches.
WR Mario Manningham ran before the game was deemed unable to go.
Also inactive: LB Michael Boley, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, OT Will Beatty, DB Derrick Martin, DT Jimmy Kennedy and OL James Brewer
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, FB Henry Hynoski, LB Michael Boley, DT Dwayne Hendricks, OL James Brewer; WR Jerrel Jernigan and OL Mitch Petrus.
Mark Herzlich will start at MLB and Jacquian Williams will start for Boley at the WILL LB position.
CB Prince Amukamara, FB Henry Hynoski, OL James Brewer, DL Dwayne Hendricks, OL Mitch Petrus, OL Stacy Andrews and regretfully, RB Da'Rel Scott
DE Justin Tuck is active today.
DE Justin Tuck, OL Chris Snee, RB Brandon Jacobs, FB Henry Hynoski, CB Prince Amukamara, T James Brewer and DT Dwayne Hendricks
C David Baas and LS Zak DeOssie are both active. Baas will start at center; Jason Pierre-Paul will be in for Tuck again; Kevin Boothe will be at RG in Snee's spot and Bear Pascoe goes back to FB, replacing Hynoski.