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Injury report: Pugh won't play vs. Dallas

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geoff Schwartz says he's ready to play. Justin Pugh definitely won't play.

Justin Pugh

Justin Pugh

#67 OT
New York Giants

2014 STATS

  • Tot1
  • Solo1

  • Ast0

  • FF0

  • Sack0.0

  • Int0

As to what that means for the New York Giants' offensive line Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, the team still isn't saying.

"I haven't settled on it," coach Tom Coughlin said Friday.

Pugh, who had started 26 straight games since the beginning of his 2013 rookie season, came out of last Sunday's game against the 49ers with a quadriceps injury, and he wasn't able to practice all week. The Giants officially listed him as out of the Cowboy game, along with linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion) and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf).

Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, who missed practice Thursday to rest his knee, returned to practice Friday and was listed as probable to face the Cowboys.

Schwartz was signed in the offseason to play left guard, but he may end up making his Giants debut in Pugh's spot at right tackle. Schwartz, who missed the first 10 games of the season with a toe injury, practiced this week at both positions.

"I've got to be ready to do either one," Schwartz said. "I played both last year [with the Kansas City Chiefs]. It's not that big a deal."

The Giants have other options to play tackle in Pugh's place. Charles Brown took his place last Sunday (although he didn't play well). James Brewer could also play there.

Guard Adam Snyder, who has been inactive for five of the past six games and has played sparingly this season, could also see action on the line Sunday. Snyder has 87 career NFL starts, including four last season with the 49ers.

"I'm ready," Snyder said. "This is my 10th year in the game. I prepare like a professional."