Cowboys vs Giants : It’s Cowboys at Giants this week on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” at MetLife Stadium. The Giants (2-6) have lost four straight games, most recently last week at the Lions. The Cowboys (4-3) were off in Week 8 and are coming off a 37-10 win over the Eagles.
When: Monday, November 4, 2019
Start Time : 08:15 PM ET, TV: ESPN, NFL Network
The New York Giants (2-6) will host the Dallas Cowboys (4-3) at MetLife Stadium on Monday night in the final meeting between the two teams this season.
Opening the week, the Giants were listed as 7.5-point home underdogs and little has changed entering the weekend as the spread sits at +7.5.
Are you surprised to see anyone taking the Giants this week? We are, so kudos to a handful over at CBS Sports, including Ryan Wilson, for taking a flier on Big Blue. In fact, after looking over the expert picks across the internet, it appears as if CBS Sports is the only entity that has anyone taking the Giants.
Those who did offer up a score prediction basically hit copy and paste from a week ago. Only Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News really offered a substantial score prediction change while the remainder made only one- or two-point adjustments.
What say you, Giants fans? Is there an upset in the works or are the Giants headed for loss No. 7?
Giants: As if a four-game losing streak was not bad enough, the Giants did not hold a lead in October. It’s impossible to win when that happens. So that’s a place to start.
Cowboys: Dallas suffered some embarrassment in its last trip to New Jersey when Sam Darnold and the Jets pulled off the upset. The Cowboys were dominant in their last performance in a victory over the Eagles, asserting themselves in the NFC East.
Giants CB DeAndre Baker vs. Cowboys WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup: Baker had a rough debut in Week 1, as did now-backup Antonio Hamilton, and it did not matter whether Cooper or Gallup lined up against him. He gave up a touchdown to Cooper, a fellow Liberty City, Fla., native. Baker’s play has steadily improved over the course of the first two months, but this will be a different challenge altogether.+
The Dallas Cowboys come off a much needed bye week this Monday as they take on the New York Giants. The two teams faced off way back in Week 1, and Dallas dominated the game. Dak Prescott threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Cowboys to a 35-17 win.
Despite a blowout in the first matchup, and the Giants coming into this game with a 2-6 record, don’t look for that kind of game this Monday. The Giants are a much different team nine weeks into the season. Daniel Jones has taken over for Eli Manning at the quarterback spot. Cowboys nemesis Golden Tate has returned from his suspension to help give Jones another weapon, and despite a poor performance against Arizona two weeks ago, the New York offensive line has improved their play.
The key to this game will be how the Dallas defense contains New York running back Saquon Barkley. The former Penn State Nittany Lion is coming off an extremely impressive performance against the Detroit Lions in which he totaled 143 all purpose yards to go with a touchdown. The Dallas run defense was good against Philadelphia before the bye week, but a constant theme so far this season has been their inability to stop the run.
On the offensive side of the ball, Dallas should have no problem putting up points against the Giants defense. New York has allowed 26 plus points in four straight games, and allowed three of the last four quarterbacks they have faced to throw for at least 300 yards. The Giants are allowing 27.2 points per game and 386.8 yards a game through nine weeks, both in the bottom five of the entire league.
Help is on the way for the Dallas Cowboys defense, and it’s a proven talent in defensive lineman Michael Bennett, whom the team acquired ahead of NFL trade deadline by giving the New England Patriots a conditional seventh-round pick. It’s a move that deserves both an ovation and an initially raised eyebrow, to be fair, and for a variety of reasons.