The New York Giants relayed some good news after practice on Thursday.
Though wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and defensive end Osi Umenyiora's practice status remained unchanged -- Nicks missed practice again and Umenyiora was limited for the second straight day -- both players are on track to participate on Sunday when the Giants meet the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title.
Nicks suffered a hamstring injury during the Giants' 29-14 victory against the New York Jets, but persevered through the injury and did not leave the game. He said he will play against the Cowboys.
Umenyiora suffered a badly sprained ankle on Nov. 28 against the New Orleans Saints and has not played since. He was a surprise participant in practice on Wednesday and should return to the lineup Sunday barring setback.