New York Giants: Players Who Need To Step Up Against Dallas Cowboys
1. Eli Manning
No matter what else goes well or poorly for the New York Giants, the outcome of this game rests squarely on the shoulders of quarterback Eli Manning. Following his underwhelming performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Manning needs to bounce back strong.
Fortunately for the Giants, Manning knows a thing or two about stepping up against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Giants and Cowboys are an even 12-12 during the Manning era, which means bragging rights will be on the line. Since dropping five consecutive games to the Cowboys between 2013 and 2015, however, the Giants have regained momentum.
New York defeated Dallas 27-20 in Week 7 of the 2015 season and secured a 20-19 road victory over the Cowboys in Week 1 of the 2016 campaign.
Manning failed to produce a touchdown against Dallas in 2015, but he threw for three during Week 1 of 2016. He completed just under 68 percent of his passes for 207 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception, including the game-tying touchdown with 6:13 remaining.
Randy Bullock technically decided the game with the extra point, but it was Manning who did what he does best by marching the Giants down the field and putting clutch points on the board.
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This time around, Manning will need to be even better.