Giants v. Cowboys Injuries: Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones Leave Game

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The two cornerstones of the New York Giants offense have left their game against the Dallas Cowboys with injuries.

Running back Saquon Barkley was carted off the field on Sunday after rolling his ankle on a teammate’s foot during the first quarter. Barkley will not return to the game.

Barkley had suffered a torn ACL last season that ended his year. He has 186 yards and two touchdowns so far this season.

The former No. 2 overall pick had two carries for nine yards on Sunday.

Barkley had been regarded as a top-six running back this week by The Action Network’s fantasy football experts before suffering his injury.

Later in the second quarter, quarterback Daniel Jones was also carted into the locker room.

Jones was taken down on a hard collision after the third-year quarterback attempted to run the ball into the end zone.

The former No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft was seen stumbling around before having to be helped off the field.

Brutal game. This is Daniel Jones a few moments ago after a huge collision at the goal line pic.twitter.com/lBWXrT4eOs

— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) October 10, 2021

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It is currently unclear whether Jones will be eligible to return.

The Giants closed as seven-point underdogs on the road against the Cowboys. The Cowboys were -350 favorites on the moneyline.

These injuries have made the Cowboys’ live line even more expensive. As this game entered halftime with Dallas up 17-10, the live line at DraftKings gave the Cowboys -950 odds to win this game.

The sportsbook listed the spread at -11.5 (-115).

New York opened the season with three straight losses before they eked out a victory over the New Orleans Saints in OT last week.

Dallas had -250 odds heading into Week 5 to win the NFC East. The Cowboys are 3-1, with their only loss coming in a closely contested, opening day matchup against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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