The New York Giants are taking heavy losses a full 72 hours before their game with the Cowboys even kicks off.
Dallas will enter the Week 15 divisional matchup looking to not only get their offense back on track, but to also do their part in sewing up a postseason berth by notching a win over their longtime rivals. At this point, though, the Giants may need name tags on the fronts of their jerseys just to be able to identify all the new guys.
New York has added seven names to their Reserve/COVID list over the past two days. The secondary has been hit especially hard, just as a motivated Dak Prescott comes to town.
Cornerback Adoree Jackson was added to the watchlist on Thursday after testing positive for the virus. He joins rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson, linebackers Oshane Ximines and Cam Brown, wide receivers Kadarius Toney and John Ross, and offensive lineman Wes Martin, all of whom tested positive.
Safety Xavier McKinney, the Giants’ interception leader, is also on the list after being declared a close contact, of the high-risk variety as an unvaccinated player. It is possible, though, that he’ll test out of the protocols in time for Sunday’s early kickoff.