New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and safety Michael Johnson didn't practice Thursday because of injuries, leaving their availability for this weekend's NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys uncertain.
"There's no easy solution," Gilbride said. "They're being very courageous and fighting through it and banged up and trying to act like there's nothing wrong."
"If Danny Ware is out and Ahmad is iffy, do I expect to see more carries?" Jacobs said, repeating a question from a reporter. "Who else are they going to give it to? I'm joking, man. I do expect to see more carries, I do expect more playing time than I normally get. I am looking forward to that challenge and looking forward to that opportunity."
"He's getting there," Jacobs said of Johnson. "He's just like every rookie that comes in and struggles with the playbook. He's learning and he's getting better, and he's going to be able to take some snaps for us also."
Cornerback Aaron Ross also could see more playing time if Johnson is forced to sit. Since missing the first nine games with hamstring injuries, Ross has played safety in a backup role.
"I'm still a corner," said Ross, who added that he's becoming more comfortable at a new position.
If Johnson sits, Giants defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan said Aaron Rouse and C.C. Brown will start in the base defense, with Ross seeing more playing time behind them.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.