ESPN is reporting the following absurdity:
“Y’all should come to that (Cowboys) stadium and watch us beat the Giants’ ass,” Jones told fans during a ceremony to signal the opening of Cowboys’ training camp Monday, a festival-like event that featured a few skydivers and a performance from the franchise’s famous cheerleaders.
Now, it is possible that Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is just looking to start some smack-talking in order to sell seats at Cowboys Stadium. However, whether he believes this statement or not it is a ridiculous statement.
Including a playoff game on January 13, 2008, with Eli Manning at the starting QB position, the Giants are 4 and 1 in Cowboys Stadium. In those five games the Giants’ offense averaged 278 passing yards per game with three games over 300 passing yards including one game with 400 passing yards. In the last three years the Giants have averaged 345.33 passing yards per game in Cowboys Stadium.
Giants @ Cowboys when Eli Manning is starting QB
|2011||Win||NY 37 – Dallas 34||400|
|2010||Win||NY 42 – Dallas 35||306|
|2009||Win||NY 33 – Dallas 31||330|
|2008||Loss||NY 8 – Dallas 20||191|
|01/13/08 (playoff game)||Win||NY 21 – Dallas 17||163|
|2007||Loss||NY 35 – Dallas 45||312|
|2006||Win||NY 26 – Dallas 22||189|
|2005||Loss||NY 13 – Dallas 16 OT||215|
In addition to a great record in Cowboys Stadium, the Giants are 3 and 1 at home against the Cowboys from 2008 to 2011. The Cowboys have made no impressive acquisitions in the off season to make anyone think they will be better this year. The only news out of Dallas these days is starting WR Dez Bryant’s arrest for assaulting his mother and starting RB Felix Jones’ inability to pass the team’s mandatory physical fitness test.
Will the Giants beat the Cowboys in the season opener September 5, 2012? My money is on the Giants. It is, of course, possible that the Giants will lose. If they lose, it won’t be an ass-kicking from Cowboys, it will be a close and hard-fought game in which the Cowboys manage to eek out a win. As I stated before, my money is on the Giants.