MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 03: Domenik Hixon #87 of the New York Giants is brought down by Jamarca Sanford #33 and Tyrell Johnson #25 of the Minnesota Vikings on January 3, 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Aside from Orlando Scandrick's shattered finger and the several but minor injuries suffered by rookie receiver Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys made it through the off-season generally unscathed. Unfortunately, not every team can be so lucky.
Dallas's rival to the far Northeast, the New York Giants, have weathered a nightmare off-season of injuries and bad luck, beginning with the loss of kick returner Domenik Hixon. Hixon, in what could be read as a dark harbinger for the team, suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the Giants' first practice at the NEW Meadowlands Stadium.
Reeling on special teams after this injury, New York claimed Chris Davis off of waivers. The former Bengal then failed his physical.
But all that seems suddenly trivial when compared to the sobering developments that issued from New Orleans last Friday.
Safety Chad Jones, the Giants' third round selection in 2010, suffered a fractured leg in a serious car accident. According to reports, doctors are encouraged by what they've seen since the accident Friday, but whether Jones will ever play football again remains in doubt.
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