The New York Giants play host to the Cowboys in week 14. Dallas took the first matchup in Week 1. Expect no different this week.
- New York Giants (2-10)
- Dallas Cowboys (6-6)
- NFL, Week 14, NFC East, Dec. 10, 2017, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
- MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
New York Giants
- Eli Apple (DNP, Hip/Back)
- Orleans Darkwa (DNP, Illness)
- Wayne Gallman (LP, Hip)
- B.J. Goodson (LP, Ankle)
- Damon Harrison (LP, Elbow)
- Jason Pierre-Paul (DNP, Finger)
- Justin Pugh (DNP, Back)
- Sterling Shepard (LP, Hamstring)
- Chad Wheeler (LP, Concussion)
- La’el Collins (DNP, Back)
- Maliek Collins (LP, Foot)
- Justin Durant (LP, Concussion/Illness)
- David Irving (DNP, Concussion)
- Sean Lee (LP, Hamstring)
- Orlando Scandrick (DNP, Back)
- Tyron Smith (LP, Back)
- Brice Butler (LP, Foot)
The Giants started off Week 14 with a ton of drama. Head Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese were both fired. Fans have been calling for the firing of McAdoo for most of the season. But that call intensified when he decided to bench Eli Manning for the Giants’ Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders. Speaking of Eli Manning, he will be back under center this week to start the game for the Giants. Poor Eli Manning. His streak of 210 consecutive regular-season games came to an end and now he will have to start over.
This is the second meeting of the year between these two NFC East rivals. The first meeting came in week one when the Giants traveled to Dallas for Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys took that game with ease as the final score was 19-3. Dallas dominated the game in every aspect. They allowed the Giants to total only 233 yards, while they gained 392 total yards. That week one game actually meant something for both teams. This one will be totally different.
The Giants will look totally different this week than they did in their first matchup with the Cowboys. Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Jonathan Casillas, Weston Richburg and Janoris Jenkins all played in Week 1, but have been ruled out for this one. On top of that, Eli Apple, B.J. Goodson, and Justin Pugh are all unlikely to play this week, while they were also starters in Week 1.
The Giants will be playing solely for pride in this one. They have nothing to play for besides that. This season has not gone as expected and the Giants have already been eliminated from the playoffs. However, whenever Dallas comes to town, the Giants don’t take the game lightly.
Dak Prescott has struggled mightily without his backfield partner, Ezekiel Elliott. Even in a big win last week, he was only able to chuck it for 102 yards. The Cowboys pounded the ball on the ground last week.
The Giants will need to stop the run if they want to win this one. The bad news is the G-Men have allowed teams to rush for at least 100 yards in six straight games.
New York has 17 players on injured reserve right now. It is going to be a tough game for them to win against the Cowboys who are coming off a big win against the division rival Redskins. The Giants currently have the number two pick in the 2018 NFL draft. As fans, we never want to see our team lose, but that might be the best option at this point in the season and with all the injuries there is a good chance it happens.