Cowboys @ Giants: A New Twist To An Old Rivalry

ARLINGTON TX - OCTOBER 25: Wide receiver Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys makes a pass reception against Terrell Thomas #24 of the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on October 25 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Admit it, you can't wait to see what happens when the Dallas Cowboys take the field this Sunday against the New York Giants. No predictions of a miracle win here, but just the anticipation of hopefully seeing something new, something different with this team. The last month or so for Cowboys fans has been like a train-wreck, happening over and over.  We may go to New York and get train-wrecked by the G-men, they're playing some serious championship-type football right now, but I'm sure interested in finding out.

Jason Garrett will lead this team into action for the first time. I have no idea what, if anything, will be different, but that's half the fun of this game. We have no idea what to expect. Maybe today we might hear something about personnel changes, maybe not.

Over on the Giants side of things, they just got finished demolishing the Seahawks and are in the running for the best team in the NFC. We saw what they did to us a few weeks ago, it wasn't pretty. Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Hakeem Nicks and Eli Manning took us to school. They put Tony Romo out. They are formidable.

Good luck on Sunday, Jason Garrett. We don't know what will happen, but we can't wait to see it.

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Notes on the game below...

DALLAS COWBOYS (1-7) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (6-2)

SERIES

 

COWBOYS

GIANTS

SERIES LEADER

55-39-2

 

STREAKS

 

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Garrett: 0-0

Coughlin: 10-7

LAST WEEK

L 45-7 at Packers

W 41-7 at Seahawks

LAST GAME

10/25/10:  Giants 41 at Cowboys 35.  New York QB Eli Manning passes for 306 yards & 4 TDs, including 2 to WR Hakeem Nicks.  WR Steve Smith adds 101 receiving yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/6/09: Giants 31, Cowboys 24.  New York WR-KR-PR Domenik Hixon returns punt 79 yards for TD with 5:33 remaining to put game out of reach as Giants secure win. 

BROADCAST

FOX (4:15 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 122 (Dal.), 123 (NYG).  XM: 105 (NYG). 

STATS

PASSING

Kitna: 69-112-749-4-6-70.9

Manning: 178-271-2,075 (3C)-17 (3L)-11-92.7 (3C)

RUSHING

Jones: 73-302-4.1-0

Bradshaw: 153-765 (3L)-5.0-5 (T2C)

RECEIVING

Austin: 45-657 (2C)-14.6-2

Nicks: 51 (3C)-653 (3C)-12.8-9 (T1L)

OFFENSE

359.3

401.0 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

-9

-3

DEFENSE

338.3

250.6 (1L)

SACKS

Ware: 8 (T3L)

Umenyiora: 8 (T3L)

INTs

5 tied: 1

Thomas: 3

PUNTING

McBriar: 47.1 (1C)

Dodge (R): 46.4

KICKING

Buehler: 45 (18/18 PAT; 9/12 FG)

Tynes: 50 (23/23 PAT; 9/12 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS:  QB JON KITNA passed for 2 TDs vs. NYG in Week 7…Incl. playoffs, RB FELIX JONES has 8 career TDs (7 rush, 1 KR) & averages 47.1 yards per TD (377 yards).  Incl. playoffs, RB MARION BARBER has 2 100-yard games vs. NYG…Rookie WR-PR DEZ BRYANT had 3 TDs in last meeting.  Had 93-yard PR-TD & 2 15-yard rec. TDs.  Has 6 total TDs (4 rec. 2 PR), most among NFL rookies.  WR MILES AUSTIN had 10 catches for 104 yards & TD (22 yards) in last game at NYG.  TE JASON WITTEN has 23 catches for 251 yards (125.5 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with 9+ catches & 95+ yards…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 8 sacks, 4 FFs & 2 FRs in past 7 meetings (incl. playoffs).  Has 64.5 sacks since 2006, most in NFL.  CB TERENCE NEWMAN had INT in last meeting & has 3 INTs in past 4 vs. NYG.  LB KEITH BROOKING had 41-yard INT in last game vs. NYG, longest of career.  CB MIKE JENKINS has 2 INTs vs. NYG, incl. 23-yard INT-TD

GIANTS:  QB ELI MANNING aims for 4th win in row vs. Dal.  Tied career-high with 4 TDs in last meeting.  Has passed for 4 TDs in game 4 times & 2 have been vs. Dal.  Had 125.8 rating last week & aims for 4th in row with 100+…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW had 126 rush yards in last meeting.  Rushed for 2 TDs vs. Sea.  Ranks 3rd in NFC in scrimmage yards (905).  RB BRANDON JACOBS has 5 rush TDs in past 5.  Has TD in 4 of past 5 vs. Dal. (incl. playoffs)…WR HAKEEM NICKS had 6 catches for 128 yards & TD last week.  Has 100+ yards in 4 of past 5.  Ties for NFL lead with career-high 9 rec. TDs.  Has 3 rec. TDs in 2 meetings.  Has 4 TDs in past 4 vs. division.  WR STEVE SMITH aims for 4th in row vs. Dal. with 100+ yards.  In past 3 meetings, has 25 catches for 345 yards (115 per game) & 2 TDs.  Since start of 2009, leads NFC with 154 receptions.  WR MARIO MANNINGHAM had career-high 10 catches & 150 yards (1 TD) vs. Dal. (9/20/09)…DE OSI UMENYIORA has 7 sacks & 6 FFs in past 5.  DE JUSTIN TUCK has 4 sacks, 3 FRs & 2 FFs in past 5.  Incl. playoffs, club has won 14 in row when Tuck has sack. 

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