Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, who was inactive Week 13, "sounded like he labored a bit through practice with his knee injury," reports the New York Daily News. Jacobs is unsure whether he'll play Sunday at San Diego.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday he doesn't think the team is at the point where it needs to consider shutting down defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for the rest of the season. Pierre-Paul missed his first game due to a shoulder injury Week 13 at Washington.
Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, who was probable with a knee injury, is active for the game at Washington. Thomas has played in every game and has 47 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble.
Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant, who's missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, said he did a lot of running Monday and believes he'll be ready to play Week 14 at Chicago, reports the Dallas Morning News. “I feel real good,” Durant told the paper. “I’m comfortable enough to go out there, so hopefully they allow me to participate.”
Coming off a rough Thanksgiving performance, the Cowboys DST won't find the going any easier in Chicago on Monday night. Marc Trestman's Bears give up the 13th-fewest Fantasy points (8.9 per game) to opposing DSTs and they average 26.9 points in real life, fifth most in the NFL.