Giants at Cowboys Week Eight Capsule

NEW YORK GIANTS (5-2) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (3-3)

SERIES

  GIANTS COWBOYS
SERIES LEADER   57-41-2
STREAKS 6 of past 9  
COACHES VS. OPP. Coughlin: 12-9 Garrett: 2-2
LAST WEEK W 27-23 vs. Redskins W 19-14 at Panthers
LAST GAME 9/5/12: Cowboys 24 at Giants 17. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws 3 TDs, including 2 to WR Kevin Ogletree (10, 40) as Cowboys hold Giants to 269 yards in win on NFL Kickoff 2012.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/11/11: Giants 37, Cowboys 34. New York DE Jason Pierre-Paul blocks potential game-tying FG attempt in waning seconds as Giants score 15 points in final 3:14 for comeback win.
BROADCAST FOX (3:25 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (NYG), 86 (Dal.). XM: 229 (Dal.).

STATS

PASSING Manning: 169-265-2,109 (1L)-12-7-92.5 Romo: 150-221-1,636-8-9-84.6
RUSHING Bradshaw: 104-492-4.7-4 (T3C) Murray: 75-330-4.4-1
RECEIVING Cruz: 50 (3L)-627 (1C)-12.5-7 (T1L) Bryant: 36-378-10.5-2
OFFENSE 411.6 (1C) 374.8
TAKE/GIVE +9 (3C) -7
DEFENSE 379.7 292.3 (2C)
SACKS Pierre-Paul: 4.5 Ware: 6.5
INTs S. Brown, Boley: 3 Lee, Claiborne (R): 1
PUNTING Weatherford: 45.3 Moorman: 44.0
KICKING Tynes: 77 (1L) (20/20 PAT; 19/21 FG) Bailey: 45 (9/9 PAT; 12/13 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has won 5 of past 7 starts vs. Dal., passing for 2,209 yards (315.6 per game) with 16 TDs & 7 INTs for 100.7 rating in those 7. Is 26-5 (.839) in Oct., best in SB era (min. 20 starts). Incl. playoffs, has won 11 of past 13…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 359 rush yards (119.7 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3. Giants are 10-0 when he has 100+ rush yards. Aims for 3rd in row with TD vs. Dal…WR VICTOR CRUZ had 77-yard TD vs. Redskins, longest game-winning TD in final 2 min of 4th quarter in club history. Has 6 TDs in past 4. Last week, tied HOMER JONES for most 70+ yard TD catches in 1st 26 career NFL games. In 6 career games vs. Dal., WR HAKEEM NICKS has 33 catches for 504 yards (84 per game; 15.3 avg.) & 4 TDs. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT spent 4 seasons with Cowboys (2008-11). Had 9-yard TD catch in only meeting…DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 3 sacks in past 2. Has 10 sacks in past 9 vs. NFC East. LB MICHAEL BOLEY had career-long 51-yard INT return in last game vs. Dal. S STEVIE BROWN had INT vs. Redskins & has INT in 3 of past 5…COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO aims for 6th in row vs. NYG with 100+ rating & has 121.3 rating in past 5 vs. NYG. In career, when Romo starts & has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), Cowboys are 34-8 (.810). Has 50 games with 2+ pass TDs, most in team history…RB DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 131 yards on 20 att. (6.6 avg.) in last meeting. When he has 18+ att., Cowboys are 7-0. Has 856 rush yards (122.3 per game) in those 7 games. In last home game vs. NYG, RB FELIX JONES had 106 rush yards…WR-PR DEZ BRYANT has 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 PR) in 5 games vs. NYG. Since 2007, TE JASON WITTEN has 477 catches, most of any NFL TE. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD catch or 100+ yards in 8 of past 10. In last meeting, WR KEVIN OGLETREE had career-highs in catches (8), rec. yards (114) & TDs (2)…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 3.5 sacks in past 2 vs. NYG. Has 32 sacks in past 25. Since 2006, has 98 sacks, most in NFL. Ware has 4.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 4. Rookie CB MORRIS CLAIBORNE had 1st career INT last week.


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