NFC East supremacy is on the line tonight when the Giants (6-6) travel to Dallas to take on the 7-4 Cowboys.
The Skinny: Dallas is coming of a disappointing OT loss in Arizona last Sunday, while the Giants - losers of four straight - fell to the undefeated Packers on a last-second FG.
Kickoff: 8:20pm ET
TV: NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Radio: WFAN 660AM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Kevin Kiley (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (NYG), 93 (Dal) XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (NYG), 226 (Dal)
The Line: Cowboys by 4; O/U 50 1/2
Last Game: 11/14/10: Cowboys 33 at Giants 20. Dallas QB John Kitna passes for 327 yards & 3 TDs, including 71-yarder to RB Felix Jones. Cowboys CB Bryan McCann adds 101-yard INT-TD.
Last Game at Site: 10/25/10: Giants 41, Cowboys 35. New York QB Eli Manning passes for 306 yards & 4 TDs, including 2 to WR Hakeem Nicks. Giants WR Steve Smith adds 101 receiving yards & TD
A win for the Cowboys would...
- Snap a five-game Sunday night losing streak and give Dallas a 21-21 all-time Sunday night record.
- Give the Cowboys a 3-1 NFC East record in 2011 thus far.
- Guarantee Dallas a .500-or-better season for the 34th time in franchise history.
- Snap a four game losing streak.
- Give them a 2-2 record in the NFC East thus far.
- Give them sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
- Giants RB Brandon Jacobs needs 1 rushing TD to tie the franchise record (Tiki Barber, 55)
- Tom Coughlin needs one victory to pass Tony Dungy for 19th on the all-time win list for coaches (140).
- Tonight's start by QB Eli Manning will be his 116 consecutive in the regular season, tying him with Ron Jaworski for the 3rd longest in NFL history.
InjuriesGiants: OUT: C David Baas (neck, headaches), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee) Probable: CB Prince Amukamara (back), LB Michael Boley (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), WR Mario Manningham (knee), DE Dave Tollefson (knee)
Cowboys: OUT: QB Jon Kitna (back), DT Josh Price-Brent (knee) Doubtful: TE Martellus Bennett (ribs), S Danny McCray (ankle) Questionable: WR Miles Austin (hamstring), RB Tony Fiammetta (illness), G Kyle Kosier (foot), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck) Probable: LB Sean Lee (wrist), P Mat McBriar (left foot)
Giants NotesQB ELI MANNING has won 3 of past 4 starts vs. Dal. & has 97.1 rating. Has 10 TDs in past 4 meetings & aims for 5th in row vs. Dal. with 2+ TDs. Leads NFL with 13 TDs & 120.5 rating in 4th Q…
RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 273 scrimmage yards (199 rush, 74 rec.) in past 2 meetings. Incl. playoffs, RB BRANDON JACOBS has TD in 5 of past 6 meetings (4 rush, 1 rec.)…
WR VICTOR CRUZ aims for 4th consecutive 100-yard game. In past 3, has 22 catches for 404 yards (134.7 per game) & 3 TDs. Has 80+ yards in 9 of past 10. In past 2 vs. division, has 9 catches for 238 yards (119 per game) & 3 TDs. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM has TD in 3 of past 4 meetings. Has recorded career-high 10 catches 2 times & both vs. Dal. In only game at Dal., WR HAKEEM NICKS had 9 catches for 108 yards & 2 TDs…
DE JUSTIN TUCK had FF & FR in last game at Dal. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 15 sacks in past 18. In past 2 vs. Dal., S DEON GRANT has sack, INT & FR…
Cowboys NotesQB TONY ROMO has completed 114 of 173 (65.9 pct.) for 1,394 yards with 15 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 107.4 rating in past 6 starts vs. NYG. In starts with 10+ att. when he has 100+ rating, team is 32-6 (.842). Has 22 TDs & his 4 seasons with 20+ TD passes are tied for most in franchise history (DANNY WHITE)…
RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL rookies with 872 rushing yards. Has rushed for 799 yards (114.1 per game) in past 7…TE JASON WITTEN had career-high 156 yards (14 catches) in 12/6/09 meeting. Since start of 2007, leads NFL TEs with 426 catches & 4,889 yards.
WR LAURENT ROBINSON has 7 TDs in past 6. In 2 meetings, WR-PR DEZ BRYANT has 3 rec. TDs & 93-yard PR-TD…
LB DE MARCUS WARE has 21 sacks in past 15. Since start of 2006, has 87 sacks, most in NFL. Has 7 sacks, 4 FFs & 2 FRs in past 7 vs. NYG. CB TERENCE NEWMAN has 4 INTs in past 4 at home vs. NYG.