21 October 2010
The Giants just might be the right team at the right time to come to Cowboys Stadium this weekend. Sure, the 'Boys are 1-4 but wouldn't turning the season around, starting with the New York Giants just be a perfect script to write? I tell you, I am an optimist when it comes to this team.
If the Cowboys are going to start the turnaround we're all hoping for, they'll need to start by shutting down the Giants passing game. Perhaps a better way of getting that done would be to get after Eli Manning and stop the passes before they even start. On offense, Dallas will need to control the Giants pass rush, something they were doing early in the season but recently have struggled doing.
Some Note on the Cowboys / Giants Matchup for you:
The Cowboys lead the series overall with a 55-38-2 record against the Giants but New York has won 3 of the past 4 and Coughlin is 9-7 against Dallas while Philips is just 3-5.
The last time they met, Hixon returns punt 79 yards for TD with 5:33 remaining to put game out of reach as Giants hold on for win. (Special Teams problems even back then!!)
Other Cowboys Stats:
Tony Romo - Has posted 100+ QB rating in 4 of the past 5 meetings. Cowboys are 28-5 when Romo starts and has 100+ rating. He is looking for his third straight game with 3 or more TD passes.
Roy Williams - Has 5 rec TD's in the past 3 games, including a 2 TD game last week in Minnesota. Williams is hoping for 4th straight game with a TD as are the fans!!
Jason Witten - Even in the loss in last Giant meeting, Witten lit up the Giant D for 156 yards on 14 catches.
Other Giants Stats
Eli Manning - 19-4 as a starter in the month of October which ranks #1 among QBs who began career in the last 45 years with a minimum 20 starts. He has 20,123 career passing yards & joined Phil Simms as only Giants with 20,000+ passing yards.
Brandon Jacobs - He rushed for 2 TDs last week & has 4 rushing TDs in past 3 weeks, not bad for a guy who wanted out of town!!
Ahmad Bradshaw - Leads NFC in rushing (582 yards) & ranks 2nd in scrimmage yards (675).
Justin Tuck - Has 4 sacks, 2 FRs & FF in past 3 weeks. Including the playoffs, the Giants have won 14 in row when Tuck has sack.
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