Odell Beckham is in Dallas, but that doesn’t mean he’ll been seen in action at AT&T Stadium on Sunday night.
While the Giants wide receiver flew to Dallas with the team ahead of their regular-season opener against the Cowboys, he may sit out as he continues to heal from an ankle injury.
That explains part of the issue, but you’re probably wondering why they cut him earlier in the week as well. The answer, again, is money. By not making the 53-man roster, Spiller’s contract went from $980,000 to $900,000. It’s not much and it hardly seems worth all of this drama, but I guess you gotta save money where you can.
The drama appears to be over for now, although don’t be surprised if Spiller gets released again at some point this season. Rookie Kareem Hunt looked great in his debut, and Charcandrick West is a solid backup as well. There’s not much opportunity for Spiller to get touches.
Dalton used to be reliable in 1 p.m. ET home games at the very least. But he was an absolute mess, looking like a rookie in the headlights vs. Baltimore’s pressure. He was sacked five times and had five turnovers — including four INTs vs. only 16 completions. Now he has to play in his least favorite time slot, at night, on Thursday, vs. the team that’s given him the most trouble: Houston. The whispers may be heard with another meltdown, given the Bengals would then have a long week to prepare McCarron to start in Green Bay.
Nothing like a shutout in AFC North play to remind fans of daunting defenses past. Their strong front exploited one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, leaving easy pickings for the secondary. Let’s see how things go when they play the Steelers and Raiders back-to-back in a few weeks.