October 16, 2014

NEW YORK GIANTS (6-10) at DALLAS COWBOYS (4-12)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 3 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 62-44-2

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Cowboys 27-20, Oct. 25, 2015

AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 17, Cowboys No. 22

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (18), PASS (7)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (24), PASS (32)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (9), PASS (27)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (t22), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys 8-0 against Giants in openers, including three of previous four seasons. ... Giants coach Ben McAdoo making debut. ... Giants QB Eli Manning has started 183 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr. has 2,755 yards receiving in first two seasons, most in league history. ... RB Rashad Jennings had career-high 1,159 yards from scrimmage (863 rush, 296 receiving) with four TDs last year. ... Giants WR Victor Cruz hopes to return after missing much of 2014 and all of 2015 with injuries. ... CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had two interceptions, including 58-yard return for TD, in last Dallas meeting. ... DE Olivier Vernon, DT Damon Harrison, CB Janoris Jenkins, all free agents, make debuts as Giants seek to improve NFL's worst defense of 2015. ... Rookie Dallas QB Dak Prescott led NFL in preseason with 137.8 passer rating and five touchdowns. ... Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott (fourth overall pick) are first rookies to start opener at QB-RB for Cowboys since Roger Staubach and Calvin Hill in 1969. ... Prescott leading passer in Mississippi State history, and Elliott second-leading rusher at Ohio State. ... Top pick for Giants, CB Eli Apple (10th overall), was Elliott's teammate with Buckeyes. ... Backup RB Alfred Morris makes Dallas debut. Ranks second in NFL with 4,713 yards rushing over past four seasons, all with Washington. ... TE Jason Witten holds records for Giants opponents in yards receiving (1,397) and catches (133). ... WR Dez Bryant needs one receiving TD to become fourth Cowboy with 60 (Bob Hayes, Michael Irvin, Witten). ... Sean Lee has 12 interceptions since entering NFL in 2010, most among LBs despite missing 36 games because of injuries. ... Fantasy Tip: Manning has averaged 302 yards and two touchdowns passing per game in seven visits to AT&T Stadium.

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