Cowboys vs. Giants: New York’s offensive line is a "work in progress"
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By Dave Halprin

With the Giants visiting the Cowboys on Sunday night, it’s time to talk to the enemy, in this case it’s our old friend Ed Valentine at Big Blue View.

Blogging The Boys: Lately a weakness of the Giants has been their offensive line. The team addressed it this offseason so how have the results been? Can you give us an evaluation?

Big Blue View: Well, let’s called it “mixed.” Or say it’s a “work in progress.” The Giants line was not good in Week 1. The question is, how much of that was due to the fact they were playing Jacksonville -- one of the league’s best defensive fronts -- and how much is due to the reality that the line still isn’t good enough? Ereck Flowers is now at right tackle, but he is still Flowers. Which means, he still isn’t good. Patrick Omameh at right guard didn’t play well in Week 1. Jon Halapio is a journeyman starting at center for the first time. Left guard Will Hernandez is going to be terrific, but he’s a rookie. Nate Solder is a good left tackle, but not an elite one. This line has to be at least adequate to give Eli Manning a chance. Whether or not it will be remains to be...

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