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Week 17 Preview: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Previewing the match-up between the Dallas Cowboys visiting the New York Giants, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants 
When: 1/3 @ 1:00pm ET
Watch: FOX
Point Spread: Giants +1.5
Over/Under: 54
Moneyline: Cowboys -122 | Giants +108

Cowboys Key Injuries: Donovan Wilson, S, Illness (Q), Zack Martin, G, Calf (IR), Xavier Woods, FS, Ribs (Q), Leighton Vander Esch, OLB, Ankle (Q), Blake Jarwin, TE, ACL (IR), La’el Collins, T, Hip (IR), Dak Prescott, QB, Ankle (IR), Tyron Smith, T, Neck (IR)
Giants Key Injuries: Sterling Shepard, WR, Ribs (Q), Jabrill Peppers, SS, Ankle (Q), Golden Tate, WR, Calf (Q), Evan Engram, TE, Ankle (Q), Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Lower Leg (IR), Devonta Freeman, RB, Ankle (IR), Saquon Barkley, RB, ACL (IR)

NOTES: QB ANDY DALTON passed for season-high 377 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 134.7 rating in Week 16, his 29th-career game with 300+ pass yards. Completed 9 of 11 passes (81.8 pct.) for 111 yards in Week 5 meeting. Has 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 road starts. Aims for his 4th in row on road & 5th in row overall with 2+ TD passes. RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 139 scrimmage yards (105 rush, 34 rec.) in Week 16. Is 4th player (HOFer RANDY MOSS, HOFer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON & RICKY WATTERS) with 1,200+ scrimmage yards & 7+ TDs in each of 1st 5 seasons in NFL history. Had 105 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 14 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 5 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 100+ scrimmage yards. WR AMARI COOPER had 121 rec. yards last week. Has 1,073 rec. yards this season, his 5th-career 1,000-yard season. Is only player with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 6 seasons. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. NYG. Rookie WR CEEDEE LAMB had 65 rec. yards, rec. TD & 1st-career rush TD in Week 16. Is only player with rec. TD (5), rush TD (1) & KR-TD (1) in 2020. Ranks 2nd among rookies in catches (69) & 3rd in rec. yards (892). WR MICHAEL GALLUP had 6 catches for 121 yards & 2 TDs last week. Had TD catch in last road meeting. LB JAYLON SMITH led team with 11 tackles & had 5th-career FR in Week 16. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 144 tackles & aims for his 5th in row with 10+ tackles. CB JOURDAN LEWIS aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DE RANDY GREGORY had 1.5 sacks & career-high 3 FFs in Week 16.

QB DANIEL JONES passed for 252 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 84.6 rating last week. Passed for 222 yards in Week 5 meeting. RB WAYNE GALLMAN had 53 scrimmage yards (27 rush, 26 rec.) in Week 16. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 4 at home. Has career- highs in scrimmage yards (731), rush yards (617) & rush TDs (6) this season. RB ALFRED MORRIS has 7 rush TDs in 8 career games vs. Dal. WR STERLING SHEPARD led team with 9 receptions for 77 yards & rec. TD in Week 16. Has 5 consecutive seasons with 50+ receptions & 500+ rec. yards. TE EVAN ENGRAM had 7 receptions for 65 yards last week. Had rush. TD in Week 5 meeting & has TD in 4 of his past 5 vs. Dal. Is 1 of 3 NFC TEs (T.J. HOCKENSON & LOGAN THOMAS) with 60+ receptions (61) & 600+ rec. yards (637) this season. WR DARIUS SLAYTON had 8 receptions for 129 yards in Week 5 meeting. LB BLAKE MARTINEZ led team with 12 tackles last week. Had FR in Week 5 meeting. Ranks tied-3rd in NFL with 140 tackles in 2020, his 4th-consecutive season with 140+ tackles. DL LEONARD WILLIAMS leads team with career-high 8.5 sacks. Has 4 sacks & 7 TFL in 7 home games this season. DB LOGAN RYAN had 2nd-career FR last week. Had 9 tackles in last meeting. Is 1 of 2 DBs (MARCUS PETERS) with 85+ PD (87) & 10+ FFs (11) since 2013. CB JAMES BRADBERRY ranks 4th in NFL with career-high 17 PD this season. Is only DB with 10+ PD in each of past 5 seasons. S JABRILL PEPPERS had 12 tackles & FF in last home meeting. Has career-highs in tackles (82), sacks (2.5) & PD (10) in 2020.

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