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New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:

Players always talk about the non-financial intangibles when they enter free agency, about their desire to find the right situation and play for a winner. But the truth about free agency often is this: Money talks.

Still, the real top players in the market sometimes have choices to make when the money is close, and that's where things could get interesting for Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets. He's got the money to spend to begin the makeover his roster (approximately $37 million in cap space and maybe more to come). But if his top targets end up with multiple, lucrative options, does the Jets GM have the rest of the package to lure those players to New York?

It could be an interesting question right off the bat with a report already emerging that the Chicago Bears are ready to battle the Jets for free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon. Not that the Bears are in great shape -- they're coming off a 3-13 season and have missed the playoffs the last six seasons just like the Jets. Maybe Glennon, or any player, could make the argument that the Jets are the more attractive spot between the two.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Christian Hackenberg, Dallas Cowboys, Geno Smith, Jason Pierre-Paul, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: G-Men Deja Vu? 00:03:12
Marc Malusis and Chris Lopresti debate the Giants chances to make a deep run in the NFL Playoffs with a top ranked defense.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

The New York Giants' road to Super Bowl LI begins in Green Bay, the site of two of the greatest triumphs of Eli Manning's career.

Their trip to Lambeau Field became official hours after the Giants finished up their 11-5 season with an impressive 19-10 win in Washington on Sunday afternoon. When the Packers (10-6) defeated the Detroit Lions 31-24 Sunday night, they clinched the NFC North title and the No. 4 seed in the NFC. That set up a date with the fifth-seeded Giants in the wild-card round Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Rashad Jennings, Seattle Seahawks, Shane Vereen, Ralph Vacchiano
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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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Giants face Packers in wild card 00:03:34
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein talk about the Giants? chances against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau Field in their wild-card matchup.

The New York Giants will face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the NFC wild-card round on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET in their first playoff appearance since winning Super Bowl XLVI.

Despite their 11-5 record being tied for second best in the NFC, the Giants are the No. 5 seed in the playoffs after they finished second in the NFC East to the 13-3 Dallas Cowboys. 

The Packers, who have won six in a row, finished 10-6 and are the No. 4 seed following their 31-24 win over the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Odell Beckham Jr., Seattle Seahawks
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys corner back Brandon Carr during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys corner back Brandon Carr during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

With a no-huddle offense and no-fooling-around defense, the New York Giants snapped the Cowboys' 11-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Sunday night, preventing Dallas from clinching the NFC East.

Dallas (11-2) hadn't lost since the season opener against the Giants (9-4), who solidified their position in the NFC playoff chase as the top-wild card team. New York still hopes to catch Dallas in the division, and it can thank a stingy, aggressive defense for still having that opportunity.

Missing star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, the Giants couldn't stop rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliott from rushing for 107 yards. But New York's pressure stymied the other Cowboys rookie standout, quarterback Dak Prescott, blanked receiver Dez Bryant until 2:13 remained - he fumbled away the ball on that play - and held Dallas to one conversion in 15 third-down attempts.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Devon Kennard, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Keenan Robinson, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard
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THE GAME: The Dallas Cowboys (11-1) vs. the Giants (8-4) at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8:25 p.m. ET

THE WEATHER: Welcome to winter! The temperature at kickoff should be just above freezing, but with even light Meadowlands winds it'll feel colder. Much colder. Oh, and good news! Snow is in the forecast. Right now it's not supposed to start until after midnight, so it won't be a factor unless there's overtime. But hey, you never know.

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A late-season Giants-Cowboys matchup usually has playoff implications for either one or both of the clubs and this year is no different. The Cowboys (11-1) are sitting atop the NFC East with a very comfortable three game lead over the 8-4 Giants with four games remaining.

The Giants' loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday put a damper on this week's showdown with Dallas in more ways than one. It pretty much handed the Cowboys the division and put the Giants in wild card mode, a position in which they hold the top berth at the moment.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Damon Harrison, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon
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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) celebrates in from of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) after catching a touchdown pass at AT&T Stadium. (Erich Schlegel)
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) celebrates in from of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) after catching a touchdown pass at AT&T Stadium. (Erich Schlegel)

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The Giants' 21-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night completed a clean sweep for the NFC East this weekend. All four teams won close ballgames to keep the order in the division for at least another week. The NFC East is the only one of the NFL's eight divisions where all four clubs have winning records.

First place Dallas (8-1, 2-1 in the division) won their eighth straight game, a thrilling 35-30 victory over the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 114 yards with two touchdowns, including the game-winning 32-yard score with nine seconds remaining and had 95 receiving yards with a touchdown.

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New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets have called the Dallas Cowboys about trading for DE Sheldon Richardson, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas.While the Cowboys are in need of an upgrade to their pass rush, Archer believes the cost of acquiring one is too large for Dallas.

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New York Giants' Eli Manning warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)  (Matt Ludtke/AP)
New York Giants' Eli Manning warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke) (Matt Ludtke/AP)

Though the New York Giants are in last place in the NFC East heading into the bye week, there is the possibility they can enter Week 9 in second place.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, John Fennelly
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New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants still find themselves at the bottom of the NFC East despite beating the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, John Fennelly
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) watch the action from the sideline during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Patriots 17-9. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) watch the action from the sideline during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defeated the Patriots 17-9. (Ed Mulholland)

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Odell Beckham insisted that the NFL tends to fine him for everything, including "smiling." Maybe that was an exaggeration.

But not by much.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz
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New York Giants defenders D. Rodgers-Cromartie (41) and Darian Thompson (27) break up a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) at AT&T Stadium. (Erich Schlegel)
New York Giants defenders D. Rodgers-Cromartie (41) and Darian Thompson (27) break up a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) at AT&T Stadium. (Erich Schlegel)

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The New York Giants had seen this horror flick before. Five times last season, they had a lead in the fourth quarter in a game they eventually lost. No other team in NFL history had blown more fourth-quarter leads. And every game came down to one first down they couldn't get or one defensive stop they couldn't make.

In the first game of the Ben McAdoo era on Sunday, the Giants completely flipped the script.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants on Cruz 00:01:11
Ben McAdoo along with receivers Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. discuss Cruz's return in their 20-19 win over Dallas.

Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Victor Cruz in his first game in nearly two years, and the New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-19 Sunday.

The Giants (1-0) won the debut of coach Ben McAdoo after 12 years and two Super Bowl titles under Tom Coughlin while spoiling the first game for Dallas' Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.

Because of Tony Romo's back injury, Prescott and Elliott were the first rookie quarterback-running back combo to start an opener for the Cowboys since Roger Staubach and Calvin Hill in 1969.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Josh Brown, Victor Cruz
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Vacc's 3 keys: Giants-Cowboys 00:03:12
SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano lists his three most important factors for a Giants' victory in their Week 1 matchup vs. Dallas.

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THE GAME: The Giants (0-0) at the Dallas Cowboys (0-0) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4:25 p.m. ET

THE WEATHER: Warm and humid with temperatures around 90s, or perhaps a lot nicer inside if Jerry Jones closes the roof.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

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New York Giants GM Jerry Reese rebuilt the team's defense at an enormous expense through free agency and the draft. This Sunday, the Giants will unveil it to the rest of the NFL in its season opener against the Cowboys in Dallas.

Defensive coordinator Stave Spagnuolo will get a chance to redeem himself after overseeing one of the worst defenses in the Giants' nine-decade history last year. On Thursday, he was asked if he felt like a kid in a candy store.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Landon Collins, Sterling Shepard, John Fennelly
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Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett are back for a fourth straight victory Monday, as they hear your calls, comments, and concerns after an uneven win over the Cowboys, and face an uncertain path to the playoffs ahead.

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Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett are rolling like the Jets, and they have their sights set on the struggling Cowboys. Drew Davison from the Star-Telegram calls in to deliver the lowdown on Dallas as the Jets look to push their winning streak to four.

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The Friday after Thanksgiving is always a laid-back day with very little excitement. This year, there is no excitement in the land of the Giants. They are officially out of the play off picture at 3-8 and are headed into NFL obscurity in a season where most teams are talking about how they can still grab a playoff spot.

The Giants will be practicing today in preparation for their trip to Jacksonville. They will head down to Florida tomorrow to play perhaps one of the NFL's most meaningless games of the year. FOX is only televising the game in the Jacksonville and New York markets, with former Giant David Diehl providing color commentary alongside a play-by-play man that I'm sure most Giant fans have never heard of, Justin Kutcher.

Tags: 2014 New York Giants, Chip Kelly, Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, justin kutcher, Mark Sanchez, New York Giants, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Giants (3-7) hope to stop a five-game losing streak when they face one of their top rivals, the 7-3 Dallas Cowboys in front of a nationally-televised audience.

Kickoff: 8:30PM Eastern

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The Giants face the Cowboys Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in a game the country hopes will be a competitive one. It usually is. The Cowboys have won the past three, but the games have been close. The Cowboys won 31-21 in Week 7, but the previous three contests were decided by five points or less.

The first game between these two teams on Oct. 19 drew 27 million viewers, the sixth most-watched program on American television this season.

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The Giants know what it's like to be in free fall, having lost six in a row to start the 2013 season. After a 3-2 start this year, five consecutive losses has them in free fall again. Head coach Tom Coughlin, who never surrenders, never gives up the ship was asked to compare last year's skein to this year's:

"Keep fighting, keep fighting, keep fighting, that is all it takes, one game at a time, bounce back. Again, it is about all of those eyes that look at me on Wednesday morning, I am thinking about them, quite frankly, trying to bring them through the disappointment toward the next opponent."


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The Giants (3-3) try to put their shutout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles behind them when they travel to Dallas?to play the 5-1 Cowboys.

Kickoff: 4:25PM EDT

Site: AT&T Stadium

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Giants-Cowboys, New York Giants, NFL Week 6
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This game could be one of those hidden land mines like last week's whitewashing at the hands of the Eagles. No one saw it coming. Everyone to a man felt the Giants would either win the game or put up a lot of points in a close loss. This week, the Cowboys are flying high and appear to be unbeatable. No one is buying that the Giants can hang with Dallas this afternoon. The betting line, which opened at Cowboys -4, has ballooned to 6 1/2.

So, can the Giants win this game? Yes, they can. Consider this...

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The Giants will be down in Dallas this Sunday to face the Cowboys and their top-ranked rushing game, featuring RB DeMarco Murray who leads the NFL in rushing with 785 yards -- a full 243 yards more than the next highest rusher (Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell (542)).

Much has to do with Murray's health but a great deal of credit for their success in the run game is going to the offensive line, currently considered the league's best. The Cowboys are averaging 160.1 YPG on the ground, tops in the NFL and are third in time of possession (33:51 minutes per game) and first in third-down conversion percentage and first downs per game.

The Cowboys have been gradually building their offensive line over the past few seasons. The group of LT Tyron Smith, LG Ronald Leary, C Travis Frederick, RG Zack Martin and RT Doug Free have become the talk of the NFL.

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With a win Sunday night in Philadelphia and a Dallas loss in Seattle, the Giants can improve to 4-2 and move into a three-way tie with the Eagles and Cowboys for first place in the NFC East.

This will be the Giants' third nationally-televised game of 2014 - all road games. They lost the opener to Detroit 35-14 on Monday Night Football and defeated the Redskins 45-14 on Thursday night in Week 4.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, eagles, giants, Giants-Eagles, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFC East, NY Daily News, Philadelphia Eagles, SNY. Video, Tom Coughlin, washington redksins
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Longtime Giants coach Mike Pope will join the Cowboys staff (Garafolo).

Pope was the Giants tight ends coach before the offensive shakeup with the addition of OC Ben McAdoo.

Pope was a coach with the Giants when Jason Garrett was on the team.

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For a short while tonight, Giant fans had hope. But that hope of moving into a second-place tie with the visiting Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East was washed away in the final minute of the game.

Dan Bailey's 35-yard FG after a 14-play, 64-yard drive in the final four minutes basically crushed any chances the Giants had in making a run at the post season.

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I can honestly see this game being a slugfest. Just look at the matchups.

The Cowboys' secondary is full of holes, and even with the Giants' offense still waiting to get on track, this could be the week. Despite all the turnovers, this is the same Giants' offensive unit that had three 100-plus-yard receivers against the Cowboys' secondary.

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The Cowboys have run all over the Giants in recent games. Jon Beason plans to end that streak.

The Dallas Cowboys (5-5) meet the surging Giants (4-6) in a key second-half NFC East battle that will determine each team's chances of challenging for the division title.

Kickoff: 4:25 Eastern

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For the first time in five weeks, the Giants defense will be matched up against a veteran quarterback with several offensive weapons at his disposal. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell understands that Big Blue has had a favorable schedule over the past couple of games, with a slew of backups and rookies taking snaps, but this week against Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys, the defense will have to be prepared.

One thing that Fewell emphasized strongly to the media on Thursday was the need for the Giants defense to not get too excited against their NFC East rival. While many are calling this the Giants Super Bowl, as they sit just two games back in the division and will tie Dallas in the standings with a win on Sunday, Fewell needs his unit to keep their cool.

"I thought the preparation yesterday was very focused.? There was some learning going on today and I could tell our guys are pumped about playing this football game, we just can?t get overexcited," said Fewell. "We just have to stay within ourselves. ?I think we?re focusing much better. I think the purpose of us going out and because we?re behind in this race, we?re going out with that purpose of winning a football game, no matter what."

Tags: coordinator corner, Dallas Cowboys, defense, JPP, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, tony romo
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Dallas Cowboys (5-5) at Giants (4-6) (Sunday, FOX, 4:25 PM ET)

Entering Week 12, the Philadelphia Eagles (6-5), Dallas Cowboys (5-5) and New York Giants (4-6) are separated by just one-and-a-half games for the top spot in the NFC East.

Dallas, who is coming off a bye, defeated New York 36-31 on Kickoff Weekend. In his past four starts against the Giants, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has 12 touchdowns, three interceptions and a 117.7 passer rating. Dallas tight end Jason Witten has 26 catches (13 per game) for 237 yards (118.5 per game) and two touchdowns in the past two meetings between the two rivals.

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Cowboys' TE Jason Witten and LB Sean Lee have been Giant killers.

The Giants open their 89th NFL season season by facing off against the rival Dallas Cowboys for the 102nd time.

Kickoff: 8:30pm Eastern

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Below is the official injury report for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants as of Wednesday, Sept 4th:

Cowboys Injuries

Did not practice: RB Lance Dunbar (Foot), S Danny McCray (Hamstring), DE Anthony Spencer (Knee)

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Myself and Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast kick around some of the changes and discuss some new faces coming into the NFC East this season...

Dallas Cowboys

Jimmy:?They did nothing in terms of outside free agents. The only guy that may see the field at all would be Justin Durant, who may start at SLB, but will be the first guy off the field in most sub-packages. There?s a sense that a bunch of their draft picks will see action right away. I don?t see it that way. Their first-round pick Travis Frederick should start at C from Day One, but aside from him, I?m not seeing how any of their other picks are going to have immediate impact roles as rookies.

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As you have probably heard, QB Tony Romo signed a controversial contract extension with the Cowboys yesterday. The deal is a seven-year, $119.5 million commitment. The deal contains $55 million guaranteed, including a $25 million signing bonus and Romo's first-year base salary. The breakdown:

2013: $1.5 million

2014: $13.5 million

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The latest dope form the cap-strapped NFC East as only our colleague Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast can tell it....

The Giants signed kicker Josh Brown, ending Lawrence Tynes? run with the Giants. He got two rings out of it, so good for him. Don?t be surprised if the Giants continue to address the kicker position in the draft. The guy that I would keep an eye on is Caleb Sturgis of Florida, who was absolutely murdering the ball at the East-West Shrine Game practices.

The Giants hosted Jasper Brinkley, but he left to go visit the Cardinals. I can?t say that I know anything about Brinkley?s game, but the overwhelming theme in reading up on him quickly is that he wouldn?t be much of an upgrade over Chase Blackburn, a player who shouldn?t have been starting in the NFL in the first place.

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The NFC East has been one of the worst divisions in football this season, and they will get the opportunity to either redeem or condemn themselves the next few weeks in front of a national television audience

This week, the nation will be treated to games featuring all four teams in the once-storied bracket. On Thanksgiving, the Cowboys (5-5) will host their traditional turkey day game, this year vs RGIII and the 4-6 Redskins. Not a bad matchup when you think about it. Giant fans will no doubt be rooting for the visitors. Kickoff is set for 4:15 on FOX.

On NBC's Sunday Night Football, the Giants (the only winning team in the division at 6-4) play host to the 7-3 Green Bay Packers, the team they embarrassed in the NFC Divisional Playoffs last season. This time around, things should be different. Before the Giants went on their bye last week they dropped two straight and QB Eli Manning hasn't thrown a TD since he hit Victor Cruz on a 77-yd TD to beat the Redskins exactly one month ago. The Packers have won their last five, and six of the last seven regular meetings vs the Blue.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, football, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Editorial Aside, Washington Redskins
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From Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast....

Only two NFC East games this weekend, since the Redskins are on the bye week. Here are the other two games:

Giants at Bengals: FOX 1pm, Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Omkin: How is this game getting more national attention than Falcons-Saints? I get that the Giants play in an enormous market, but isn?t Falcons-Saints way more compelling? Anyway, whatever. Good for the Giants fans around the country. This is one of those games, where if the Giants win, their fans get to kick back, relax, and laugh at the loser of the 4pm Cowboys-Eagles game. However, if the Giants lose, does a little tinge of worry begin to creep in about whoever wins the 4 o?clocker?

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The NFC East is year-in and year-out one of the league's top divisions. This year is an exception. All four teams are either struggling, under fire from their fans - or both.

The Giants at 6-3, shouldn't be getting any grief from anyone, but if you've been watching them the past few weeks, you can sense the direction in which this team is heading. A nine-win season is not out of the question. And, believe it or not, that might be enough to win the division.

The Dallas Cowboys travel to Philadelphia this Sunday to play the Eagles. This is a do-or-die game for two teams that will probably both have new coaches next season. Neither is on a playoff path right now and the loser of this game will enter Week 11 with only three wins. Washington, at 3-6, will need to win six of their last seven games to make the playoffs.

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We said the NFC East might be in for a tough week. We were right. All four teams took it on the chin. You know about the Giants, so we won't dwell on that, but the other three teams blew opportunities to pick up any ground on them in the standings, which remains relatively unchanged:

After nine weeks, the Giants still hold a 2 1/2 game lead over the Cowboys and Eagles and a three-game lead over Washington. The Giants were the only team in the division to score over 13 points this week. The Cowboys fell to the undefeated Falcons in Atlanta, 19-13. The Redskins lost to Carolina at home and the Eagles got gutted by the Saints in New Orleans last night, 28-13.

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Many have been asking this question: How were the Cowboys able to run three plays in the final ten seconds of Sunday's game?

Tom Coughlin himself has been left to wonder......"I don?t have any answer for you, other than the fact that they had two plays in the end zone that are going to take more than four seconds apiece. I don?t have any other formula than that. You have to speculate on the rest of that......Then there?s unmentioned yesterday, the longest 10 seconds I?ve ever been around. They got three plays in 10 seconds. Two of which went to the end zone. Seems like a little much to me. We?ll have to see if we can get some kind of response from the league on that."

Maybe the real question should be: How can a team run 9 plays in 44 seconds? Well, eight of those plays were passes. The other was a spike to stop the clock. Dallas managed the time perfectly....or did they?

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Baseball is a game of inches. So is football.

In the old days before instant replay, the Dallas Cowboys would have walked out of Cowboys Stadium as winners yesterday.

But technology and science has changed the way we view and manage everything we do in life. Sometimes it works for you. Sometimes against you. Today, the Giants are happy for the technological advances the game of football has embraced.

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by Jon Wagner SNYGiants columnist

The big hands of Dez Bryant are part of what makes him one of the more dangerous wide receivers in the NFL, and yet that same physical gift cost the Dallas Cowboys a victory by the slimmest of margins on Sunday.

With ten just seconds left, one of Bryant?s large mitts held on to a desperation 37-yard heave from quarterback Tony Romo, but the other was a little too big to keep in bounds, as Bryant?s fingertips ever so slightly touched the white paint beyond the back of the blue end zone.

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The NFL on FOX guys break down the Giants' 29-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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The game was not an aesthetically pleasing one by any stretch. But it was exciting.

The Giants scored the first 23 points. The Cowboys scored the next 24. The Giants woke back up in the fourth quarter and took a 29-24 lead with 3:31 left.

Each team made more than their share of errors. Dallas made errors of commission, while the Giants made ones of omission. The Giants made one less, however, in what seemed to be the longest non-overtime game in the history of the NFL.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Giants-Cowboys, New York Giants, NFL, Editorial Aside
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