New York Giants 2017 Game Notes: Week 14 vs. Dallas Cowboys
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Quarterback Eli Manning and the 2-10 New York Giants face the Dallas Cowboys for the second time this season.

Dallas Cowboys (6-6) at New York Giants (2-10)

History

  • Cowboys in position to sweep series for the third time in five seasons dating back to ’13.
  • Three months ago on a Sunday night at Arlington (Week 1), Cowboys posted 19-3 win.
  • Cowboys are 6-3 in last nine meetings dating back to ’13.
  • Cowboys have lost two straight road games in series dating back to ’15, including 10-7 Sunday night loss last season (Week 1).

Cowboys By The Numbers

  • Defeated Redskins, 38-14, in Week 13.
  • 6-6 record in ’17 (13-3, won NFC East in ’16).
  • Allowed 80 points in six wins, 204 points in six losses in ‘17.
  • Allowed 27-plus points in each of their six losses in ’17.
  • QB Dak Prescott: two TD passes, one TD run, eight turnovers (five INTs, three lost fumbles) in last four games (1-3); 16 TD passes, four turnovers (four INT) in first eight games (5-3) in ’17.
  • 16 takeaways in 12 games in ’17 (20 takeaways in ’16, NFL-low 11 takeaways in ’15.
  • 356 attempts, 1,665 rushing yards in 12 games in ’17 (499 attempts, 2,396 rushing yards in ‘16).
  • Including playoffs, 16-17 at home, 20-10 on road dating back to ’14.

Giants By The Numbers

  • Lost to Raiders, 24-17, in Week 13.
  • 2-10 record in ’17 (11-5, reached playoffs in ’16).
  • Allowed 23 TD passes, totaled eight INT in 12 games in ’17 (allowed 15 TD passes, totaled 17 INT in ‘16).
  • Scored 189 points, 19 offensive TD in 12 games in ’17 (scored 310 points, 32 offensive TD in ’16.
  • QB Eli Manning: 40 TD passes, 23 INT in 27 regular season games since ’16 (65 TD passes, 28 INT in 32 games from 2014-15).
  • Allowed 291 points, 31 offensive TD in 12 games in ’17 (allowed 284 points, 25 offensive TD in ‘16).

Things To Look For

You get the sense that Eli Manning still has a bad taste in his mouth from last week’s benching. Look for a big effort from the veteran signal-caller despite the team’s shortcomings at the skill positions. And you can also look for an inspired effort from New York’s much-maligned defensive unit. Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo has his work cut out for him but the playoff-desperate Cowboys may be running into a buzz saw.

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