The Giants and Cowboys have always been one of the best rivalries in football. This year has a bit of a different feel as both teams aren’t really expected to make the playoffs. The Giants fell in their opener at home, 20-15. The Cowboys dropped their opener on the road, 16-8. It was a poor showing offensively for both teams, who each look to get in the winning column in a primetime matchup in Dallas Sunday.
Saquon Barkley pulled out a highlight reel 68-yard touchdown run in his debut against the Jaguars. That was about the only big highlight from the Giants offense, though. Eli Manning could not get into much of a rhythm as they couldn’t get anyone outside of Odell Beckham Jr. and his 11 grabs for 111 yards going. The Giants desperately need to get their offensive line woes figured out quick because they won’t improve with Ereck Flowers still starting.
The Cowboys are a different team without Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. They don’t have a true No. 1 receiver or target down the middle of the field. Dak Prescott has regressed since his rookie season and played poorly in Week 1. Prescott threw for just 170 yards against the Panthers in a lackluster performance that saw them only score once. Dallas is going to need to pound the ball with Ezekiel Elliott much more than 15 times against the G-Men on Sunday night because their passing attack just isn’t as good.