ARLINGTON, Texas – It’s hard to keep track of everything that kicks Kenny Golladay off the field.
The Giants ’big-ticket free agent receiver didn’t play after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter in the second half of Sunday’s 44-20 defeat to the Cowboys. Golladay said he over-stretched his knee when he collided with Trevon Diggz, tried to play with him, but was eventually forced to give in to discomfort.
“The pain got worse,” Golladay said.
At the beginning of the Giants ’career, it’s always about Golladay. He missed his first training session with his new team in a knee-jerk reaction. After he started the season, he practically missed time, with a hip problem, then a pelvic problem, and now he has a knee problem.
Before he left the field altogether, Golladay was targeted three times and did not fall into his hands.
DL Leonard Williams was fined a personal fine when he tried to tear RB Tony Pollard’s helmet at the end of the game. … LT Andrew Thomas, who is suspected of having a leg injury, was active in the game after undergoing a physical test during a pre-match warm-up. But he didn’t play. Coach Joe Jude said the plan was to field Thomas only when he needed it in an emergency.
Rookie CB Rodarius Williams was sent off for a knee injury. Williams was the number one corner for the Giants. … The Giants started a fifth different offensive line in five games, this time to replace Thomas on the left wing. Veteran Nate Solder moved from right to left – his natural spot – and Matt Peart came into the game. Wes Martin, who left Washington’s practice team late last month, replaced left-back Matt Scura in the second quarter. Martin became the fifth player the Giants used in left-back in six games.
Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton both ran and had a strong look ahead of the game. They had a pelvic strain and both missed the second game in a row. They should be ready to return against the Rams at Metlife Stadium in Week 6.
Former Giants attack coordinator and head coach Ben McDood is now Mike McCarthy’s cowboy advisor. McAdoo enjoyed each other before the game with Giants owner John Mara — they chatted and shook hands on the field, as well as met with Giants Special Group Assistant Tom Gwynn.
There were no surprises among the giants who were inactive on game day: Shepard, Slayton, S Gabriel Peppers (pelvis), G Ben Bredeson (arm), CB Josh Jackson and CB Sam Beal.