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Cowboys Without DTs Trysten Hill and Osa Odighizuwa at Giants

One week removed from beating the Washington Football team, thanks in large part to a that played with its best numbers all season, the Cowboys will take the field today without two defensive tackles. and were placed on the list Saturday, ruling them out for at the Giants.

A rookie pick, Odighizuwa split time with who made his season debut last week. The Cowboys will get a better look at Gallimore today, and called up Justin Hamilton from the practice squad to add depth on the interior.

Hamilton has played just over a third of the snaps in 's since the loss of at the run-stopping position. Both Odighizuwa and Hill played the run well enough to share the field with Gallimore, but now it will be up to Gallimore and Hamilton to hold up against . In the first meeting of these teams, Barkley was injured after just two carries. The Giants also lost later in the game, turning to Mike Glennon at QB.

The Cowboys scored 44 points in the blowout win at home, which has many marking this game as the best chance for and the to find its way again. Though not at full strength, the Cowboys defense has an advantage against the Giants that could flip this game into another takeover for Quinn's unit.

Cowboys Without DTs Trysten Hill and Osa Odighizuwa at Giants

Starting this afternoon, the Cowboys will test their readiness for playoff football with rematches in all but one remaining game. How they handle these matchups as favorites will determine not only their seeding, but potentially how healthy their roster can be with the benefit of time off for injured starters.

Osa Odighizuwa and Trysten Hill should both continue to be a big part of the defensive line rotation when they return to practice and the playing field.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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