Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants fans tailgate before the game against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Giants Cowboys: At The Stadium This Week

Plaza Happenings

Game Presented by United Airlines

This Sunday’s game is presented by United Airlines, official sponsor of the New York Giants.

MetLife Central

On gameday, Giants fans will have the opportunity to meet Giants alum Jim Burt. He will sign autographs for fans starting at 3:00 PM and concluding at 4:00 PM on the MetLife Central Stage.

Fans of all ages are encouraged to check out the activities at The Turf at MetLife Central, which includes various interactive drills, including a fan tunnel leading onto the field and kicking and passing targets.

In addition to the fan activities, we encourage you to pick up your MetLife Central Countdown Card on the way into MetLife Central; it’s your opportunity to win hundreds of great Giants prizes and experiences at each home game.

*Player appearances subject to change

Bud Light Plaza

The Bud Light pregame concert series will feature Man Down.  Man Down is an explosive musical experience with an assortment of music you love, presented in a non-stop, fast-paced performance that packs enough energy to pump up all of our loyal fans.  Meticulously crafted to make people move, they’ll leave you exhilarated and ready for the game.

The performance will be held on the Bud Light Stage inside the gates starting at 2:45 PM and ending at 4:15 PM.

The Bud Light Beer Garden is located outside the Bud Light Gate (nearest the train station) and features $5 Budweiser draft beers and great music from 1:00 PM until kickoff.

Game Updates

New York Giants Uniform Change

This Sunday, the New York Giants will wear their alternate white game pants, instead of the traditional gray, against the Dallas Cowboys. The white pants have a red stripe bordered by gray and blue lines on the outside. The team wore the white pants in their victory earlier this season against the Oakland Raiders for the first time since 1999, the final season they had “GIANTS” on their helmets and all-white road uniforms. The following year, the Giants began wearing uniforms that featured the “NY” on the helmets and gray pants.

Game Day Reminders

Stadium Updates – Carry-In Policy

As a reminder, an NFL policy limiting the size and type of bags and purses permitted in stadiums has been implemented.  Important information regarding this league-wide policy can be found by clicking here.

In-Game Entertainment

National Anthem

Jonathan Batiste will perform the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s game.

With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste transcends music genres with his modern take on American music, reviving the roots of jazz and blues yet playing it in a way that is fresh, accessible and engaging.  Born in New Orleans and a descendant of New Orleans’ musical “royalty” whose deep musical heritage is part of the inspiration for the HBO Series Treme and in which Batiste has appeared, he attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), moved to New York to attend Julliard where he received a Masters degree in Music.  Jon was named “30 Under 30″ most influential people in the art world (Art Info), he currently serves as the Artistic Director at Large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.  His new album Social Music is out now and he continues his national tour in January.

Pre-Game Events

Giants to Host 18th Annual Coat Drive

With the cold weather arriving, the New York Giants designate one game each season to conduct a collection of warm coats for those in need. This Sunday, fans are encouraged to bring their gently worn coats to any of the FedEx trucks located at each stadium entrance. All coats collected during the drive will be donated to New York Cares, a non-profit organization that meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service. The coats will be distributed to those in need across the metropolitan area.

Alumni Meet and Greet

Don’t miss your chance to meet New York Giants alum Bill Ard at the game!  He will sign autographs starting at 3:10 PM and concluding at 4:10 PM on the 300 level concourse by section 315.

An eighth round draft pick in 1981 out of Wake Forest by the New York Giants, Ard earned a starting position at left guard his rookie year and made the NFL All-Rookie team. Ard played for the Giants from 1981-1988 and was a member of the 1987 Super Bowl Championship team. Ard is also a member of the New York Giants All-Century Team.

*Player appearances subject to change

Xbox One Tour

Be among the first to play the new Xbox One when the Xbox One Tour comes to MetLife Stadium! The Xbox One Truck will be parked on the exterior plaza between the MetLife Gate and the Verizon Gate.  Fans will have the opportunity to play with the new Next-Gen Consoles starting at 11:25 AM.

Follow @XboxOneTrucks on Twitter for photos, updates, and details.

We look forward to seeing you at MetLife Stadium this Sunday.

Go Giants!

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