Oct 19, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) breaks away from the tackle attempt of Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
1. Protecting Manning:
The Giants offensive line was horrendous last week in Philadelphia. The Cowboys offense may not be ready to put on a show but their defense can make the Giants offense sink to their level with great pass rush. The Cowboys will undoubtedly test Marshall Newhouse who was as beatable as any offensive lineman I have ever seen on Sunday. Newhouse was the main concern for me about the Giants offensive line and he is starting to show you why.
The Cowboys could be getting Randy Gregory back from his week one injury this Sunday. Two weeks ago the Cowboys regained the services of Greg Hardy, who is a really strong pass rusher. The Cowboys now have all their pass rushers available to get after Manning. The Giants offensive line has to prove that it is capable of protecting their passer after Manning spent the last game running for his life.
If the Cowboys defense can do what the Eagles did to the Giants, this could be an ugly game. The Giants offense needs to protect Manning to win this game. Right now, that is a major concern for this Big Blue football team.
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