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NFL Week 17: Giants-Cowboys Preview

The New York Giants (5-10) close out their 2018 NFL season by hosting the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern
TV: FOX Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 104.3FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross
Referee: Clay Martin
The Line: Giants -5.5 O/U: 41
Weather: Partly cloudy, temps in low 40’s

INJURIES

Giants

Cowboys

The skinny….Dallas has won five of their last six and has clinched the NFC East for the second time in three seasons. They will be the 4th seed in the NFC Playoffs regardless of the outcome of this game….the Giants are currently set to draft 6th overall in next April’s NFL Draft and can better their position with a loss to the Cowboys.

Cowboys News

COWBOYS had 5 players named to 2019 Pro Bowl: RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, CB BYRON JONES, DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE, G ZACK MARTIN & T TYRON SMITH.

QB DAK PRESCOTT completed 20 of 25 (80 pct.) with 1
pass TD vs. 0 INTs for 106.8 rating & had rush TD last week. Has 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5. In his past 3 vs. NYG, has 760 pass yards (253.3 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.7 rating.

RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads NFL in rush yards (1,434) & scrimmage yards (2,001) in 2018, his 1st-career season with 2,000+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 9th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. In 4 career meetings, has 386 scrimmage yards (96.5 per game) & 2 rush TDs. Has 522 scrimmage yards (174 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 vs. division.

WR AMARI COOPER leads team with 974 rec. yards this season & needs 26 yards for his 3rd career 1,000-yard season. Rookie WR MICHAEL GALLUP had TD catch last week.

DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had sack in Week 16. Has 2.5 sacks & 4 TFL in his past 3 vs. NYG. Rookie LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH led team with career-high 15 tackles last week. Ranks 4th in NFL with 129 tackles. DE RANDY GREGORY had sack, FF & FR in Week 16. Has sack in 3 of his past 4.

Giants News

GIANTS had 3 players named to 2019 Pro Bowl: Rookie RB SAQUON BARKLEY, S LANDON COLLINS & K ALDRICK ROSAS.

QB ELI MANNING passed for 309 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT for 101.7 rating last week. In his past 2 vs. division, has 494 pass yards (247 per game) with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 109 rating. Completed 33 of 44 (75 pct.) for 279 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 98.6 rating in last meeting.

RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) ranks 3rd in NFL with 1,886 scrimmage yards & ties for 4th with 14 scrimmage TDs. Had 77 scrimmage yards (43 rush, 34 rec.) & rush TD in Week 16. Had 108 scrimmage yards (80 rec., 28 rush) in last meeting. In 5 career games vs. division, has 787 scrimmage yards (157.4 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC East with 100+ scrimmage yards.

WR STERLING SHEPARD had 6 catches for 113 yards last week. In his past 3 at home vs. NFC East, has 18 receptions for 210 yards (70 per game) & TD. TE EVAN ENGRAM had 6 catches for 87 yards in Week 16. Aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ receptions. TE SCOTT SIMONSON had 1st-career TD catch last week.

LB OLIVIER VERNON has 4.5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 6 vs. division. Has 3.5 sacks & FF in his past 4. S CURTIS RILEY had INT last week. Has INT in 2 of his past 3. Rookie LB TAE DAVIS had career-high 7 tackles & 2nd-career sack in Week 16.

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