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Geoff Schwartz, Adam Snyder to start for Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As had been expected, and was first reported earlier in the week by Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com, the New York Giants will have two new starters on their offensive line for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Geoff Schwartz, returning from short-term IR, will replace the injured Justin Pugh at right tackle. Adam Snyder, a 10-year veteran in his first year with the Giants, will start in place of rookie Weston Richburg.

The Giants have struggled to run the ball in recent weeks. The rookie Richburg, drafted as a center, has started all 10 games this season at left guard. Richburg will be the backup Sunday at guard and center.

Schwartz, signed to a four-year, $16.8 million contract during the off season, dislocated a toe vs. the New York Jets during the preseason. He is best suited for guard, and that is what the Giants signed him for. He does, however, have experience at every offensive line position except center.