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Sports 12 October, 2021 - 06:15am

What is Saquons injury?

Giants running back Saquon Barkley was carted to the locker room on Sunday after suffering an apparent ankle injury in the first quarter. Barkley hurt his ankle as he landed on the foot of Cowboys defensive back Jourdan Lewis. ... The Giants ruled Barkley out for the game shortly after he entered the locker room. si.comSaquon Barkley Injures Ankle vs. Cowboys, Carted to Locker Room

How many interceptions did Trevon Diggs have?

Diggs leads the NFL with six interceptions, twice as many as any other player. Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant called Diggs the best cornerback in the NFL on Twitter. Cowboys' single-season interception leader Everson Walls chimed in, too. Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘He’s a vacuum!’ Trevon Diggs intercepts 6th pass to help Dallas Cowboys lead Giants

When did kadarius Toney get ejected?

The New York Giants rookie receiver became tangled with Dallas Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 44-20 victory. Toney was ejected after he threw a punch during the skirmish. NFL Network reported Monday morning that a suspension is unlikely while a fine remains on the table. USA TODAYGiants rookie Kadarius Toney rookie apologizes for throwing punch, getting ejected vs. Cowboys

How did Daniel Jones get hurt?

Jones took a helmet-to-helmet hit from the Cowboys' Jabril Cox with Jones outside the pocket running as a ball carrier on third-and-goal. The New York quarterback was wobbly as he walked after taking the hit, and took a cart back to the locker room. The AthleticGiants injuries: Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay out vs. Cowboys

The team has announced they are signing fullback Johnny Stanton from the practice squad to replace Janovich as well as defensive end Joe Jackson. They still have a roster spot to fill, which would appear to be coming from outside the organization.

Offensive tackle Alex Taylor is being signed back to the Browns practice squad while corner Tim Harris being activated back to the practice squad from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Hubbard is done for the year. The hope was that he could play with the tricep after a few games off, but it never got to that point and the decision was made to have season-ending surgery. He will be a free agent after the season, but Hubbard declared via social media that he intends to come back stronger next year.

Stewart suffered a hamstring injury against the Chargers, so while he is out, there is reason to expect him back at some point. The big issue for the Browns there is they are becoming quite thin in the defensive backfield, which is what made Stewart valuable. He could chip in both at safety as well as slot corner if needed, having done both at points this season.

With Greg Newsome out on Sunday, the Browns watched as Denzel Ward left Sunday's game, Greedy Williams played through a shoulder issue that required an MRI on Monday and both Troy Hill and A.J. Green had to be checked out in the blue medical tent during the game.

Janovich was also placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury, so he should be able to come back later in the season. Stanton has been his backup via the practice squad for two seasons now and should have no problems from an assignment standpoint. In the preseason, they used Stanton in a number of positions to avoid needing to sign players just to get through exhibition games.

If there's good news, it's that Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams and Jack Conklin, who had MRIs were not mentioned in terms of injured reserve, but that's the only update available on them at this point.

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Glauber: Too many losses to count for Giants

Newsday 12 October, 2021 - 03:32pm

For all the good will the Giants earned from last week’s thrilling overtime win in New Orleans, they were hit hard — literally — by a dose of reality in a punishing loss to archrival Dallas that claimed not only their pride but their best players.

Life changes quickly in the NFL, and the Giants learned that truism Sunday in a 44-20 loss to a clearly superior team.

Saquon Barkley, gone in the first quarter to an ankle injury suffered in a freak collision with a Cowboys defender.

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Daniel Jones, gone in the second quarter to a concussion that included some frightening moments as he wobbled back to the huddle after a helmet-to-helmet hit felled him on a bootleg near the end zone.

Kenny Golladay, gone after the first half with a knee injury.

Best running back, best quarterback, best receiver, all gone. And this after their best linebacker, Blake Martinez, was lost for the season to a knee injury in Week 3.

At 1-4 and with uncertainty about when Barkley, Jones and Golladay might come back, the miracle finish against the Saints might go down as the high-water mark of the entire season.

Looking ahead at the schedule doesn’t help. They’re home against the 4-1 Rams and on the road in Kansas City the next two weeks, so 1-6 doesn’t seem all that far off. Even at full strength, facing those opponents is a challenge; facing them without several of their best players makes it next to impossible.

Despite the losses, the Giants remain undaunted.

"We’re positive every week," coach Joe Judge said. "We’re going to look at this game, correct the mistakes, make sure we coach the best we can."

"I think all we have to do is keep fighting and come back to work," said backup quarterback Mike Glennon, who replaced Jones. "This is the NFL. You put your head down and come back the next week and put our best foot forward. You have to come back every day, keep fighting and working and stick together."

Easier said than done, especially with an injury list this long and this littered with key starters. The Giants’ margin for error is slim to begin with; it’s almost invisible without Jones, Barkley and Golladay.

All three were instrumental in last week’s breathtaking performance against the Saints, with Jones having a career day, Barkley catching a critical touchdown pass and Golladay setting up Barkley’s clinching score in overtime.

Without them against the Cowboys, the Giants had no chance.

They did battle impressively in the early going against the Cowboys, fighting to a 10-10 tie in the second quarter. But Dallas found its rhythm, with Dak Prescott throwing for 302 yards and three touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliott grinding down the Giants’ defense with 110 yards, a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.

It was 27-13 by the end of the third quarter, and the Cowboys blew it open in the fourth.

"It’s crazy just looking at it," Golladay said of the loss of key players. "But I got all the faith in the world in the other guys. It’s next-man-up mentality."

There was one major bright spot for the Giants: rookie Kadarius Toney. The first-round pick had a monster game with 189 receiving yards, but he incurred the wrath of Judge by throwing a punch during a skirmish in the fourth quarter and getting ejected.

"There’s a pretty distinct line in terms of competing and doing things we’re not going to condone as a team," Judge said.

Other than Toney’s pre-punch performance, there was little to celebrate.

And unless there are some quick recoveries by the Giants’ most important players, that might continue to be the case.

"We just got to show up Monday whether they’re hurt or not," cornerback James Bradberry said. "We have a game on Sunday."

The NFL waits for no man, and the Giants are down one too many.

Upon further review . . . three too many.

Bob Glauber has covered the NFL since 1985 and has been Newsday's NFL columnist since 1992. Twice selected as the New York State Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association, he is president of the Pro Football Writers of America and author of "Guts and Genius."

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Ezekiel Elliott has rediscovered his game, which means the Cowboys have regained their identity

The Dallas Morning News 12 October, 2021 - 03:32pm

Sunday's matinee against the Cowboys quickly turned into something of a horror flick for the Giants.

First, New York lost running back Saquon Barkley to a freak ankle injury. Then, late in the second quarter, quarterback Daniel Jones exited after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit. Jones was subsequently diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out during halftime, as was receiver Kenny Golladay, who suffered a knee injury at some point during the first half.

To round things out, rookie wideout Kadarius Toney's monster day (10 receptions, 189 yards) was marred by a lower leg injury, as well as an ejection for throwing a punch at Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee. New York's 44-20 loss added further insult to its injuries.

Golladay is expected to miss Week 6's game against the Rams and maybe another game with a knee injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, but it's looked at as a major relief as the initial fear was it was a major injury.

On Monday, coach Joe Judge addressed the status of his injured players. In regard to Barkley, Judge said his X-rays came back "with better news than it could've been. A little bit of a sigh of relief," according to SNY.

Judge added that Barkley is still being evaluated, but New York hopes it "dodged a couple of bullets." He also said that Jones is in concussion protocol and that the team will wait patiently and "get the other guys ready." The QB's status will likely be known by the end of the week.

As for Toney, Judge said he doesn't think his injury is "anything significant, in terms of season-ending." Toney echoed Judge's remarks during his media session, saying simply, "I'm good."

With the new injuries further damaging an offense that was already in flux, Toney's importance to the unit increases exponentially, especially with Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton still out due to hamstring injuries. Keeping this in mind, the reckless behavior he displayed against Dallas must be dealt with and eradicated early.

After sharing that he apologized to Judge and his teammates, Toney said he should be held accountable for his actions and assured everyone that the punch was "a one-time thing."

"With little kids looking up to me, it's not an example I want to set," he said before adding, "I'm a rookie, making early mistakes. Just got to learn off it and build off it."

For a team dealing with so many ailments, it would be ideal if Week 5 is the last time the Giants are involved in situations that hurt the team in other ways. We'll see if a week of rehab and film review give them a boost entering their Week 6 clash with the 4-1 Rams.

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