When the New York Giants meet the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, the NFC East title and the postseason berth that comes with it will be on the line. But wide receiver Mario Manningham might not be able to impact whether the Giants make the playoffs.
Coach Tom Coughlin said Manningham is "questionable" to start the week despite feeling better as last week progressed. Manningham has caught 39 passes for 523 yards and four touchdowns this season, but missed New York's victory on Sunday against the New York Jets with a lingering knee injury that could require surgery after the season.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports that Manningham is "optimistic" he will return against the Cowboys.
In other Giants injury news, tight end Jake Ballard told reporters he feels better, but admitted he is not yet ready to go and would not guess whether he would be available this weekend.