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NFL Week 2 Gameday: Giants at Dallas

The New York Giants travel down to Big D to face the Dallas Cowboys in an early key matchup between two division rivals. The loser will drop to 0-2, which will damage their hopes of playing in the postseason.

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Kickoff: 8:20 PM ET
Site: AT&T Stadium
Referee: John Parry

This week’s game marks the 112th regular season game between the teams since 1960 with Dallas leading the series, 64-45-2. A win on Sunday will improve the Giants Sunday night football record to 22-29-1, and would tie the Giants Sunday night series with the Cowboys, 7-7.

The Giants own a 1-0 postseason record against the Cowboys after defeating the team in the 2007 NFC Divisional Playoff round, en route to a Super Bowl XLII victory.

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 64-45-2
STREAKS: Cowboys have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/10/17: Cowboys 30 at Giants 10
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/10/17: Cowboys 19, Giants 3

Injuries

Giants: OUT: LB Olivier Vernon (ankle) DOUBTFUL: LB Tae Davis (hamstring)
Cowboys: OUT: C Travis Frederick (illness), DT Datone Jones (knee), S Xavier Woods (hamstring) DOUBTFUL: DE Randy Gregory (concussion

Giants Notes

QB ELI MANNING played in his 217th reg. season game as Giant last week, surpassing HOFer MICHAEL STRAHAN (216) for most in team history. Has 49 career TD passes vs. Dal, 2nd-most vs. any opponent (51 vs. Phi.). Ranks 6th in NFL history in pass yards (51,906) & 8th in TD passes (339).

RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) rushed for 106 yards & TD in NFL debut last week. Is 1st Giant RB to rush for 100+ yards in his NFL debut.

WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. led team with 11 catches for 111 yards in Week 1. Has 8 career games with 10+ receptions, most in franchise history. Has 5 TD catches in 6 career games vs. Dal. Had 94 rec. yards & TD in his last meeting (12/11/16). Has 559 rec. yards (93.2 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 6 on road. WR STERLING SHEPARD has 20 catches for 288 yards (96 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 3 vs. division. TE EVAN ENGRAM has 3 TD catches in his past 5 on road.

CB JANORIS JENKINS tied for team lead with 7 tackles & had INT in Week 1. Had FF & INT in 12/11/16 meeting. In his past 5 vs. NFC East, has 2 INTs, incl. 51-yard INT-TD & 7 PD. S LANDON COLLINS has 23 tackles (11.5 per game) & FF in past 2 on road vs. division. LB ALEC OGLETREE has 24 tackles & FF in 3 career meetings. LB CONNOR BARWIN aims for 7th in row vs. Dal. with sack.

Cowboys Notes

QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for career-high 332 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 137.1 rating in last meeting. In his past 3 vs. division, is 3-0 with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.4 rating.

RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 86 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 17 rec.) & rush TD last week. Has 247 scrimmage yards (123.5 per game) in his past 2 vs. NYG. Aims for 5th in row vs. NFC East with 100+ rush yards. In his past 3 at home vs. division, has 408 scrimmage yards (136 per game) & 2 rush TDs.

WR COLE BEASLEY led team with 7 receptions for 73 yards last week. Has 4 TD catches in his past 6 at home. WR TAVON AUSTIN had career-high 10 catches for 57 yards & TD in 10/23/16 meeting vs. NYG (with Rams). Since 2013, is only NFL player with 5+ rush TDs (9), 10+ rec. TDs (12) & 3+ PR-TDs (3).

DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had sack & FR last week. Had 1.5 sacks in last home meeting. Has 3 sacks & FF in past 2 at home. Has 4.5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 6 vs. division. LB SEAN LEE has 119 tackles (11.9 per game) in his past 10 vs. NFC East. Tied career-high with 18 tackles & had INT in last meeting. Has 54 tackles (13.5 per game), FR & INT in his past 4 vs. NYG. DT DANIEL ROSS had 1st-career FF last week. Has sack, FF & FR in his past 2. S JEFF HEATH had 9 tackles & INT in last meeting.

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