Giants hoping Andrew Thomas’ pre-game workout will deem him fit to play vs. Cowboys



Andrew Thomas during training camp

Andrew Thomas during training camp

The Giants have their fingers and toes crossed, as left tackle Andrew Thomas will go through a pre-game workout to see if he can play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, says SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

As of Saturday, Vacchiano said that the team was optimistic the 2020 first-round pick would be fit to play. He’s been dealing with a foot injury all week, and reports from practice have stated that he had a pretty good limp while walking around the field.

However, Thomas noted Friday that he and the training staff were working hard to make sure he’s available for Sunday, and he was hopeful that would be the case.

If Thomas is good to play, there is a chance the Giants run a rotation at the tackle positions, which would allow Thomas to get off his foot every now and then. That would mean Matt Peart would be coming in and moving along with Nate Solder. But the Giants would likely see how Thomas is doing first before making such a move.

Why? Well, Thomas has easily been the best lineman for New York this season in what seems to be a big sophomore leap for him at the moment. You haven’t heard his name called on much during games, and that’s exactly what you want from your left tackle.

Per Pro Football Focus, Thomas has an overall 70.7 offense grade with a 79.0 pass blocking grade, which is considerably better than his 54.7 mark all through his rookie campaign.

Going against a high-powered Cowboys offense, the Giants will need to match their offensive success to have any chance at coming away with the upset in Jerry’s World. Thomas is a key piece of making that happen, so having him fit to play would be a huge boost for Daniel Jones and the rest of the offense.


Source link