Game Preview: New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys

The New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys In a Week 7 clash. The Giants Beat previews Sunday's matchup.

October 25, 2015

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Will be televised on FOX at 4:25 p.m. ET

Radio channels: Sirius- channel 82, Internet- channel 820, XM channel 82

as well as other local affiliate stations

 

FOX

Play-by-play Thom Brennaman, color commentator Troy Aikman, sideline reporter Peter Schranger

 

Radio Broadcast

Play-by-play Bob Papa, color commentator Carl Banks, sideline reporter Howard Cross

 

New York Giants:

 

2015 preseason record: 2-2

2015 regular season record: 3-3

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Eli Manning 155 for 235 (66.0 completion %) 1,606 yards 11 TD, 4 INT

Rushing: Rashad Jennings 66 rushes for 243 yards, 1 TD

Receiving: Odell Beckham jr. 38 receptions for 489 yards, 4 TD

 

Dallas Cowboys:

 

2014 regular season record: 12-4

2015 preseason record: 1-3

2015 regular season record: 2-3

 

2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Tony Romo 54 for 72 (75.0 completion %) 551 yards 3 TD, 2 INT (injured—will not start; Matt Cassel expected to make his first start of the season)

Rushing: Joseph Randle 74 rushes for 291 yards, 4 TD

Receiving: Jason Witten 30 receptions for 271 yards, 2 TD

 

Results of the previous 3 meetings:

(Week 1) September 13, 2015: (HOME) Giants loss 27-26

November 23, 2014: (HOME) Giants loss 31-28

October 19, 2014: (AWAY) Giants loss 31-21

 

 

Key Matchups:

 

Cowboys TE Jason Witten vs. Giants LB Devon Kennard and company

Kennard is listed and probable and likely to come back from injury. Jon Beason is also listed as probable. It has been reported that there is a slight chance that Dez Bryant will return for the game on Sunday, but that is extremely unlikely, and even if he does, it will likely be as a decoy. Jason Witten is there number one pass catching threat, and could prove to be a safety net for Matt Cassel.

 

Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford vs Giants OG Justin Pugh

 

Overall, it isn’t as much about these two players as it is the Giants offensive line versus the front four of the Dallas Cowboys.  The Giants need to establish the run, and need to be able to make some holes for Rashad Jennings to run through. If the Giants become one dimensional passing the ball, they could have difficulty, especially if that allows Greg Hardy and company to pin their ears back and rush Eli Manning.

 

Interesting Notes and Key Facts:

 

The Dallas Cowboys won the week one matchup between the two squads, 27-26.  The New York Giants blew a fourth quarter lead in this game. However, Giants fans can breath a little easier knowing that Tony Romo wont be suiting up as he threw for 356 yards and 3 touchdowns (with 2 INT).

 

The Cowboys have won the last 5 games against the Giants.

 

While the Cowboys are without Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Lance Dunbar on offense, last week Greg Hardy returned to the defense, where he recorded 2 sacks against the New England Patriots. 

 

The Cowboys have not won a game since Tony Romo was injured, and they are on a 3 game losing streak. Up until last week’s loss to the Eagles, the Giants were on a 3 game winning streak.

 

Both of the Cowboys’ two wins have come from within the division. The Giants are 1-2 against the division.

 

 

 


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