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Giants Injury Report: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie hoping to play Sunday

Injured cornerback still unable to practice, however.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Patrick Smith

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did not practice for the New York Giants on Thursday, the second straight practice he has missed with a variety of leg ailments. Rodgers-Cromartie told reporters that he still hopes to practice on Friday and be able to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Rodgers-Cromartie has been in and out of the Giants' last two games due to his injuries. Last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles he was forced to the sidelines by back spasms brought on by his leg issues. Rodgers-Cromartie told reporters he is approximately 60 percent healthy right now. Rodgers-Cromartie said that if he does not practice on Friday he does not believe he will be able to play on Sunday.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin does not seem optimistic about Rodgers-Cromartie being available for Sunday's game.

"They're working on trying to get him to where he can do something," Coughlin said. "I think he could (play without practicing Friday), but I think he's got a ways to go to get there."

The Giants have already lost two cornerbacks for the season, Walter Thurmond and Trumaine McBride.

What, exactly, is Rodgers-Cromartie's injury?

"Problems down my leg on the entire right side," Rodgers-Cromartie said Thursday.

Complete Injury Report

Out -- RB Rashad Jennings (knee)

Did Not Practice -- CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/hamstring)

Limited Participation -- LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring)

Full Participation -- LB Jon Beason (foot/toe); P Steve Weatherford (ankle)