Kenny Phillips out vs. Cowboys

Updated: December 11, 2011, 11:14 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Giants downgraded safety Kenny Phillips to out when the team announced he did not make the trip to Dallas on Saturday.

Phillips suffered a sprained MCL knee injury during last Sunday's 38-35 loss to Green Bay. Phillips was listed as doubtful for the game on Friday.

Phillips joins several other Giants who are out for Sunday night's crucial NFC East game against the Dallas Cowboys. Starting center David Baas (neck/intense headaches), linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle), linebacker Spencer Paysinger (hamstring) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee) are also out and did not make the trip to Dallas.

Rookie safety Tyler Sash is expected to see increased snaps with Phillips out. Phillips has started every game this season and is second on the team in tackles (67) and has two interceptions.

Kevin Boothe will start at center and Mitch Petrus is expected to make his second start at left guard with Baas out.

Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com.

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