Oct 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) attempts to avoid the tackle of New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Dallas beat New York 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
1. Losing Shootouts
The Giants have 31-36, 21-24, 31-21 and 28-31 in the past two seasons to the Cowboys. Yes, the Giants have given up just over 30 points in three of those four meetings. In three of those four meetings, Manning had at least three touchdowns. In one game in 2013 he had 450 yards and 4 touchdowns in a losing effort. The Giants can put points on the scoreboard but they can’t be expected to win shootouts every time they play Dallas.
Against the Cowboys in the past two seasons Eli Manning has thrown for 1,210 yards and 12 touchdowns and the Giants walked away with a loss each time. The offense has put up production against the Cowboys but the defense doesn’t give the Giants a chance.
It is almost like when the Giants play the Cowboys they have to play perfectly on offense, they have to score on almost every drive. If the offense stumbles or turns the ball over, it is all over for the Giants. The defense stops the Cowboys very few times.
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