The New York Giants had a few problems Sunday night in Dallas, but there is no debating which issue did them in the most. That was, without question, the team’s inability to protect the football, especially when it came to the running backs.
The Giants fell to the Cowboys in primetime at Jerry World, but Big Blue certainly had its chances. The Giants lost three fumbles en route to six turnovers in the loss to the Cowboys. Two of those fumbles came from David Wilson, who has been more than fumble-prone in his short NFL career.
That inability to protect the football apparently has the Giants getting desperate even just a week into the season. CBS Sports NFL reporter Jason La Canfora reported via Twitter on Monday morning that the Giants are looking into other options from outside the organization. That reportedly includes veteran running backs Brandon Jacobs, Willis McGahee and Joe McKnight. Those three will be brought in to work out for the Giants in the coming days.
Jacobs may be the most notable name of those three mainly because of his connection to the Giants. He played his first seven NFL seasons with the Giants, but he was eventually cast aside as he approached the age of 30. He spent last season in San Francisco, where he appeared in just two games and had only five total carries for the 49ers.
McGahee played with the Denver Broncos last season and carried the ball 167 times for 731 yards. The 31-year-old scored four touchdowns in 10 games with the Broncos.
If you combine the careers of Jacobs, McGahee and McKnight, they have combined to fumble about once every five games, so that alone might be worth taking a look at given the Giants’ fumbling issues. [tweet https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/377080379968344064 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/377081541887016961 align=’center’]
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