Big Blue Morning: Webster officially done

December, 18, 2013
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Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants.

The news of the day: Needing a roster spot so they could elevate a practice-squad receiver with Victor Cruz's status in doubt, the Giants put veteran cornerback Corey Webster on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season and likely his time as a Giant. Webster's was a lost season, as he played the first two games, injured his groin, played parts of two other games, injured his ankle and has been out of action for more than a month. But for whatever it's worth, he becomes the seventh Giants starter to have been placed on IR this season.

Behind enemy lines: In the wake of Monday night's bitterly disappointing loss to the Ravens, Lions coach Jim Schwartz is facing questions about his job security. Schwartz is likely in big trouble unless the Lions pull off a miracle and win the NFC North in spite of losing four of their last five games. And they're going to need a huge pile of help in order for that to happen, in addition to winning some games themselves.

Around the division: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continues to support quarterback Tony Romo, which isn't surprising given the size of the contract Jones gave him last offseason. And look, for all Romo's faults, that game Sunday is on a defense that couldn't keep Matt Flynn from coming back from a three-touchdown halftime deficit. But Romo's legacy in Dallas isn't changing much unless the Cowboys recover, win the division and make some noise in the playoffs.

Around the league: Tuesday was Power Rankings day. Click here to read about the Giants and the 25 teams that rank ahead of them this week in our poll.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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