Giants receivers dropping like flies

"Never" in Jim Fassel's coaching career had he lost three receivers to injury during one practice. Until Wednesday. Joe Jurevicius was carted off the field while Ron Dixon and Thabiti Davis were also forced to cut their workouts short due to ailments.

Jurevicius, who had his hamstring tighten up on him, was walking without much difficulty after Wednesday afternoon's meetings. Dixon, already listed as probable with a neck injury, hurt his elbow, but the X-rays came back negative. Davis strained a hip flexor and said that he felt better after practice.

"It's unusual," Fassel said. "We have five receivers and three of them had to leave practice." Things got so bad that practice squad receiver Jonathan Carter was taking snaps with the first-team offense.

However, Fassel said that he expects all three players to play Sunday in Dallas. Also expected in the line-up in Big D is RDT Keith Hamilton.

"He made it through practice," Fassel said. "I expect him to play." The Giants defense should also be bolstered by a healthy LB Jessie Armstead, who said that he's "close enough" to 100 percent to be able to run sideline-to-sideline like he usually does.

Should Dixon be unable to go Sunday, CB Emmanuel McDaniel would take his place on kickoff returns, something that McDaniel said he was plenty comfortable with. "I played running back until my sophomore year in college," he said. "All my life I've been carrying the football."

Here's the rest of the Giants injury report: CB Ralph Brown (concussion) and DE Cedric Scott (hand) are probable; FB Greg Comella (shoulder) is questionable but said that he'd play, and RB Damon Washington (knee) is doubtful.

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