Coach talks Hakeem Nicks' absence

Updated: November 25, 2013, 6:32 PM ET
By Dan Graziano | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lack of sufficient practice time last week was the reason wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was inactive for the New York Giants' game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to coach Tom Coughlin, who seemed annoyed by the circumstances surrounding Nicks' situation.

"On Wednesday, as you have tracked it, he had an issue with the abdominal area, thought it might be a hernia, so he went through all the tests, etc., and did not practice. Was not able to practice," Coughlin ...

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