NFC East Blog
Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks didn't play in Week 12 because, according to head coach Tom Coughlin, a groin injury kept him from practicing enough. Nicks says he could have played against the Cowboys, but that's in the past. And that extra week off has Nicks feeling "real good" physically heading into Sunday night's game versus the Redskins.
"I think I showed them enough this week in practice," Nicks said. "So, I think everything will be good to go."
Lance Dunbar's season got started late due to a preseason foot injury, got put on hold in the middle due to a hamstring strain and will end early due to ligament damage in his left knee. Dunbar confirmed the injury on Friday and said he is out for the season. Dunbar suffered the injury during the Cowboys' win over the Raiders on Thursday.
"It's a tough pill to swallow. I'm hurting right now," Dunbar said via Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News.
Dunbar's season concludes with 150 rushing yards on 30 carries in nine games. Rookie Joseph Randle is now the direct backup to DeMarco Murray.
Rams running back Zac Stacy still hasn't been cleared for contact following his Week 12 concussion, but he took a step forward as he practiced Thursday one day after not practicing at all. Benny Cunningham is waiting in the wings if Stacy is unable to play this weekend versus the 49ers.