2. Injuries are mounting in New York
We are getting to the point in the NFL season where some teams start tallying up long, and potentially detrimental injury reports. With nine guys listed as of Tuesday, the Giants are becoming one of those teams.
Key pieces on both offense and defense are going through it right now for New York. OT Evan Neal, a crucial member of their offensive line, is going to likely be a game-time decision, while star CB Adoree Jackson will miss the game with a knee injury.
In total, the Giants are down 11 starters, most of those guys are on the injured reserve list, while others are trying to get back in time for Thursday.
The Cowboys actually have more players on the injury report, but the diagnosis is much less concerning. There are four players on there dealing with an illness that is seemingly going around the facility, but they are all expected to play. The majority of others are likely just getting rest for some tweaks and small things.
Micah Parsons, for example, did not participate in practice with a knee/ankle issue. There is little doubt about his availability on thanksgiving, however. You can bet Parsons will be there.
Essentially, the Cowboys have the advantage in the health game, and at this point in the season and with this game being a short week, that could be fundamentally crucial in a Cowboys victory. The Giants are going to have to really battle to keep up.