4 bold predictions for the NY Giants vs. Cowboys in Week 1

Will the Giants be able to pull off an upset win over Dallas in primetime?

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2. The Giants pass-rushers combine for four sacks

The strenth for the Giants on defense is without question the pass-rush, with Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari leading the way on the outside, while Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams are two beasts in the middle. When this group is fully healthy, it's terrible news for opposing offensive linemen. Such will be the case for the Cowboys.

To make things even more complicated for Dallas is that two of their talented starting hosses are dealing with injuries leading up to the action. Standout offensive tackle Tyron Smith is batting an ankle injury, while Tyron Smith (Update: Tyron Smith is now doubtful) is trying to overcome a hamstring issue. It's up in the air if they'll both be able to rock for kickoff.

Regardless if they play or not, it's clear these injuries are giving them problems. The last thing you need is for two linemen to be less than 100 percent when going up against the Giants pass-rush and the blitz-heavy schemes that Wink Martindale features. The G-Men could end up living in the backfield all night and putting plenty of pressure on Prescott. NY could end up with 4-5 sacks when it's all said and done.