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Giants-Cowboys Capsule

September 13, 2018

NY GIANTS (0-1) at DALLAS (0-1)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Giants 0-1, Cowboys 0-1

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 64-46-2

LAST MEETING — Cowboys 30, Giants 10, Dec. 10, 2017

LAST WEEK — Giants lost to Jaguars 20-15; Cowboys lost to Panthers 16-8

AP PRO32 RANKING — Giants No. 24; Cowboys No. 25.

GIANTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (17), PASS (22).

GIANTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (23), PASS (9).

COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (T29), RUSH (23), PASS (30).

COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (27), PASS (5).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Cowboys coming off 21st sweep in series last season. ... Giants trying to avoid fifth 0-2 start in past six seasons. Cowboys haven’t started 0-2 in seven seasons under coach Jason Garrett. ... Giants QB Eli Manning set club record with 217th regular-season start in opener, surpassing Hall of Fame DE Michael Strahan. Manning needs one TD pass for 50 against Cowboys, one shy of personal high vs. Philadelphia. ... RB Saquon Barkley trying to become first Giants rookie with consecutive 100-yard games since Eddie Price in 1950. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr., has club-record eight games with at least 10 catches. He has five TDs in six games against Dallas. ... CB Janoris Jenkins had interception in opener, had pick and forced fumble in last meeting with Cowboys when he was with Rams. ... LB Connor Barwin seeks seventh straight game with sack against Dallas. ... Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has fewer than 200 yards passing in seven of past nine games. One exception was career-high 332 yards in last meeting with Giants. ... RB Ezekiel Elliott had 104 yards rushing in last year’s opener against Giants. He was serving six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations in second meeting. ... WR Cole Beasley had team’s only two third-down conversions vs. Panthers, led team with seven catches, 73 yards. ... DE DeMarcus Lawrence, tied for second in NFL last season with 14½ sacks, had sack and forced fumble against Carolina. ... LB Sean Lee, coming off poor showing with several missed tackles vs. Panthers, got at least 20 tackles in two of past three meetings with Giants. ... Fantasy tip: Elliott has 247 yards from scrimmage (123.5 per game) in past two games against Giants, and Cowboys will be looking to establish him early after slow start at Carolina.

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