The decision is yet another disappointment for former first-round pick, William Joseph, who began camp as one of the starting DTs but was unable to finish in the same fashion.
Cofield, who admitted he climbed the depth charts "a lot quicker than expected" will be a member of the starting defense next Sunday night when the Giants open the 2006 campaign by hosting the Colts. He started New York's final two preseason games and fared well enough to remain with the first-string.
"It's a dream come true," Cofield told TGI. "When camp started I really was only hoping and expecting to be in the top four of the rotation."
However, the bright rookie from Northwestern has already made it all the way to the top.
Cofield Gets Starting Nod
The Giants Beat Top Stories
NFL Offensive Leaders Through Week 6Here's who has been putting up BIG offensive numbers through the first 6 weeks of the NFL season.
ScoutYesterday at 9:48 AM
Week 7 Fantasy Slant: Giants vs. RamsThe Giants Beat takes a look ahead at who will be the top performers for Fantasy Owners as the Giants take on the Rams in London.
The Giants BeatYesterday at 8:52 AM
SUBSCRIBE TODAY: 3-months for Price of 1The New York Giants season is in full swing and for Week 7 we're offering a special deal for new The Giants Beat subscribers!
The Giants BeatTuesday at 1:02 PM
The Giants Beat Podcast: Week 6 RecapThe Giants Beat podcast team reviews the Giants thrilling last minute win over the Ravens.
The Giants BeatTuesday at 9:15 AM
FOX Sports Radio Hour 2: Rick LaughlandThe Giants Beat publisher hosted the Zach Gelb Show on FOX Sports Radio in New Jersey to discuss Big Blue with former defensive end Leonard Marshall.
The Giants BeatTuesday at 7:42 AM