New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard will not play Sunday night (8:20 p.m. ET/NBC) when the Giants face the Dallas Cowboys in a winner-take-all meeting for the NFC East title. The season will be over for the loser, while the winner advances to the NFC Playoffs.
Ballard has a PCL injury and also missed last Saturday’s victory over the New York Jets. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Ballard has been a revelation in his second season, catching 38 passes in 14 games.
Also out Sunday for the Giants will be linebacker Mark Herzlich, a rookie who has missed the past several games with an injured ankle.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora practiced all week and will be listed as questionable for the game. He has missed the last four games with an ankle injury. Hakeem Nicks, who strained a hamstring against the Jets, is also going to be listed as questionable though he is expected to play.