"I wouldn't count it out", Beckham told reporters Wednesday.
Coach Ben McAdoo said all along that if the Giants' medical staff cleared Beckham, he would play on Sunday. The Giants' defense matches up well with the strengths of the Cowboys' offense. If Beckham misses tonight's game, look for both players to be heavily involved against the Cowboys. But the Giants have played Dallas with a lot of split safeties, meaning the middle is the most vulnerable area of the field.
The Giants three-time Pro Bowl receiver suffered an ankle injury in the team's second preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and has not practiced since. "So, it's just unfortunate, but it really was just a little setback for me to come back". But don't be fooled; Marshall is aging, leaving Beckham the one true deep threat on this Giants team.
Dallas's breakout 2016 was unexpected - the kind of turnaround that could only be engineered by two game-changing rookies and one of the league's best offensive lines.
ABOUT THE COWBOYS (2016: 13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS, 6-10 O/U): Elliott wasn't the only Dallas rookie to make a spectacular entrance into the National Football League as quarterback Dak Prescott played with the poise of a veteran by throwing for 23 touchdowns against only four interceptions and compiling a 104.9 passer rating. "In the third year in the system - not all the guys have been here three years - but I expect them to think if they are in graduate school with the scheme". Even rival Bryant doesn't buy it despite the fact Beckham hasn't practice in weeks.
The Giants are 6-1 in their last seven ATS on turf and have played to the over in six of their last eight season openers while the Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last seven against the division and 1-6 in their last seven ATS against the NFC.
While the defense allowed nearly 10 points less than it did in 2015, the offense went the other way and dropped a touchdown in points per game.