Cruz, Pierre-Paul return to practice

Published Sep. 2, 2013 1:00 a.m. EDT

Wide receiver Victor Cruz seemingly is a go for the New York Giants' season opener at Dallas.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was more of a question mark Monday as the Giants started preparations for Sunday night's game with both practicing

For Cruz, it was his first workout with the team since bruising his left heel in a preseason game against the Colts on Aug. 18. He missed the final two exhibition games, but he seemed to run without any problem Monday.

Pierre-Paul, the catalyst of the defense, had surgery on his lower back to repair a disk problem in early June. The 2011 Pro Bowler didn't practice until Aug. 26 and he has had trouble putting two workouts together without feeling some twinges or stamina issues.