by Aaron Wilson
September 09, 02013
David Wilson had a game to forget against the Cowboys.
He only managed 19 rushing yards on seven carries and lost two fumbles. It resulted in his benching, with Giants coach Tom Coughlin subbing in Da'Rel Scott in at running back.
With the Giants trailing all game, Scott was mostly a passing threat in Wilson's absence, catching five passes for 51 yards.
Scott played well but did drop a pass that resulted in an interception that put the game away for Dallas.
That said, the Giants aren't going to give up on Wilson yet. Though his reputation as a fumbler has continued into the regular season, Wilson is the best option at the moment. There is some speculation the Giants will try to add a veteran running back this week with Andre Brown on short-term injured reserve. That could hurt Wilson's chances of playing time moving forward more than anything.
But for now, the Giants appear to be willing to work with Wilson as he figures out how to hold onto the ball.
“All we talked about all week long was they were coming to strip the ball," Coughlin said after the game, via ESPN New York. "We can be better. He can get better at that. He can run with two hands on the ball just like anybody else. Not going to play unless they can hang onto the ball. It’s demoralizing to the whole team. He is a talented young man. We will get him right even if he has to run around the field with two balls."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.