Giants' running game hurting

Updated: December 2, 2009, 1:15 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Injuries at running back could leave the New York Giants short-handed for Sunday's key NFC East matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Backups Ahmad Bradshaw and Danny Ware missed practice Wednesday and coach Tom Coughlin is uncertain about their status for the game.

Bradshaw missed the loss at Denver on Thanksgiving night with left ankle and foot problems. Ware suffered a concussion against the Broncos. He also was sidelined for five weeks after dislocating his elbow on the opening kickoff in the season opener.

Starter Brandon Jacobs has struggled this season, and has not reached 100 yards rushing in a single game. At least he's healthy, as is fullback Madison Hedgecock.

The only other running back on the roster is rookie Gartrell Johnson, who has 11 carries for 39 yards.


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