New York Giants: 5 Critical Matchups of 2015

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Oct 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2. Giants vs. Cowboys – Week 7

I guess every game against Dallas is important… but this one is, well, extra important. They’re coming off a short week (they play the Eagles on Monday Week 6) and they hit the road to face the Saints and Bucs the following two weeks. Yes, it’s the NFC South, but no one wants to play in the Superdome—ever—and then they play the Pats following those two matchups before their bye. That’s just a tough three game stretch, regardless of the quality of the opponent.

And perhaps most importantly—it will be the last time the Giants face Dallas. We’re talking about a game that could decide the division when December rolls around. You have to take these division games when you get your chance. Dallas may be their toughest NFC East opponent this year—they need this game.

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