What we saw at practice...

Here are the basics out of Giants practice the Friday before a home game against the Cowboys.

Steve Smith, the starting wide receiver who strained his pectoral muscle during Thursdays practice, was not on the field with his teammates today. We should find out the results of tests Smith underwent after the injuries, the results of which weren't available yesterday.

If Smith is out -- and it doesn't look good if he isn't at practice -- it's a big loss for the Giants. Yesterday offensive coordinator Kevin Gillbride called Smith the Giants' most polished receiver. Read Ohm Youngmisuk's story on Smith here.

Also missing were offensive linemen Shaun O'Hara (foot) and David Diehl (hip/hamstring).

FB Madison Hedgecock was at practice, but he didn't appear to be participating fully in drills.

Former Cowboy Troy Aikman, in his capacity as Fox announcer, was on the sidelines today taking it all in.