Sunday Night Giants Vs Cowboys
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
We’ve got an old classic on our hands to kick off Sunday Night Football in 2017. Though this rivalry already had plenty of fuel for the fire, the competitiveness in 2016 only made these games that much better. The Giants were the only team to beat Dallas twice in 2016 and one of only two teams to beat them at all during the regular season. You know the Cowboys will remember that coming into this one. They’ll be seeking revenge while the Giants look to take back the NFC East.
Keys to the Game
The Giants need to walk the fine line of protecting the football while pushing the envelope offensively. Basically, they need Eli to make big plays down the field with Odell Beckham Jr and company without throwing interceptions every other drive. New York has the offensive weapons to win a shootout with anyone in the league, including Dallas, but won’t happen if they give up 3 interceptions and a fumble. They need to score early and often and force Dak to throw the ball down the field.
This is an important game for Dallas as they need to get the Giants out of their heads. Long, sustained drives with a mix of Zeke Elliott and the passing game is just the way to do that. The longer they keep OBJ on the sideline, the fewer points New York will be able to score, plain and simple. Between Prescott, Elliott and Bryant, Dallas can score with the best of them, but ball control will be their best friend on Sunday Night. Frustrate the Giants by keeping their offense on the sideline and Dallas will roll to an easy victory.