New York Giants: Predicting the First 3 Games of the Regular Season
Week 1: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (September 10th, 8:30 P.M.)
In 2016, the Giants overcame rookie phenom Dak Prescott and skirted by with a 20-19 victory in Dallas.
The plan is similar in 2017, win. But how? Defense.
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Dallas has an explosive running back in Ezekiel Elliot, running behind an all-pro offensive line. With the retiring of right tackle Doug Free, the Giants should be able burst through the line with a bit more ease.
Hopefully, rookie Dalvin Tomlinson (who is a better pass rusher than Hankins) will put pressure on Prescott, forcing turnovers.
The trick to shutting down a dominant Dallas offense in 2016, was by putting Prescott under duress.
The Giants have arguably the best defensive line in the game, and will be looking to force Prescott out of the pocket and into the waiting arms of Olivier Vernon or Jason Pierre-Paul.
With an upgraded offense and a unsure Dallas secondary, I predict the Giants coming out with a comfortable win.