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Mar 2, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) looks on from the bench during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports (Andrew Dieb)
Mar 2, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) looks on from the bench during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports (Andrew Dieb)

On the same day Knicks owner James Dolan stumbled through a radio interview, Kristaps Porzingis threw some shade at his former club.

During a television interview Tuesday night with TNT, Porzingis -- who was traded to the Dallas on Jan. 31 -- praised the Mavericks organization and painted it as a more stable environment than the one he had been in with the Knicks.

"There's a culture. You can feel that," Porzingis said. "Guys like Dirk (Nowitzki,) like JJ (Barea,) they've built that culture and they're a really important part of this organization. Just seeing all those great personalities being in this organization, being a part of this culture, makes me want to be a part of it."

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Mar 5, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) and defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) go up against New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) during the first period at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports  (Jerome Miron)
Mar 5, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) and defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) go up against New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) during the first period at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

The Rangers faced off against the Dallas Stars, who were still without former Blueshirts winger Mats Zuccarello as he continues to recover from his broken arm, but Dallas still got the best of the Rangers, topping them in a 1-0 shutout victory. >> Box score


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 1:16 DAL John Klingberg. Assists: Miro Heiskanen
Tags: Dallas Stars, Matz Zuccarello
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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie goes in for a shot against Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie goes in for a shot against Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Rodions Kurucs had 19 and the Brooklyn Nets easily snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.

Caris LeVert added 18 points and Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 16 on a night the Nets shook up their starting lineup but were fueled by their reserves. The 39-point margin was their most lopsided victory at home - and matched their biggest victory overall - since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

Even as the Brooklyn Nets become a fully healthy team, they continue to slump.

The struggles have been ongoing for over a month and the Nets attempt to halt a three-game losing streak Monday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks and standout rookie Luka Doncic.

On Friday, Spencer Dinwiddie returned from missing 14 games with torn ligaments in his right thumb that required surgery and the Nets sustained a 123-112 home loss to Charlotte. A night later, the Nets turned in an uglier performance by shooting 35.2 percent in a 117-88 loss at Miami.

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As expected, the rebuilding Rangers were busy before the NHL trade deadline passed Monday at 3 p.m., trading away Mats Zuccarello on Saturday before dealing Kevin Hayes and Adam McQuaid on Monday.

How did GM Jeff Gorton do? Here's a look at the three trades:

SEND: RW Mats Zuccarello to Dallas
RECEIVE: Conditional 2019 second-round pick, conditional 2020 third-round pick

The second-rounder can become a first-rounder if the Stars advance to the Western Conference Final this spring. The third-rounder can become a first-rounder if Zuccarello re-signs with Dallas. The Rangers retained about 30 percent of Zuccarello's remaining salary, which is essentially irrelevant with respect to evaluating the trade from the Blueshirts' perspective.

This deal seemed to be polarizing among fans, but the fact is the Rangers had to get something for the 31-year-old winger. Yes, he was a good player, a hard worker and a fan favorite. It certainly made Henrik Lundqvist emotional on Sunday, the goaltender fighting back tears and unable to answer a question about his friend being dealt away.

Tags: Adam McQuaid, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello
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Rookie phenom Luka Doncic and the Mavs weren't going to let the Knicks' losing streak stop on their watch, as New York fell 114-90 on the Madison Square Garden floor Wednesday night.  >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) The main storyline was Doncic's first taste of the Garden, and it didn't begin the way he wanted it to with an airball from three. But, of course, he made up for it was a big dunk a couple possessions later. Doncic would finished with 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting along with eight boards and five assists in a pedestrian night for the NBA Rookie of the Year hopeful.

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning waves as he leaves the field after losing to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning waves as he leaves the field after losing to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has said in recent weeks how strongly he feels that Eli Manning will quarterback the team in 2019.

And even after Manning turned the ball over twice in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium, he said he felt the same way.

"Everybody thinks I'm nuts," Shurmur said, according to the New York Post's Mark Cannizzaro, "but I've seen the good in Eli. I certainly hear things [bad about Manning], but I believe in him. I feel strongly about Eli.''

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard
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Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov is called for hooking against New York Islanders right wing Joshua Ho-Sang in the first period at American Airlines Center. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov is called for hooking against New York Islanders right wing Joshua Ho-Sang in the first period at American Airlines Center. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

The Islanders won for the fourth time in their last five games when they defeated the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Sunday at American Airlines Center. >> Box score


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 6:20 DAL Tyler Pitlick; Assists: Mattias Janmark, Jason Spezza
  • 14:10 NYI Casey Cizikas
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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur looks on against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur looks on against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants were eliminated from the NFC East on Sunday despite blowing out the Washington Redskins.

The Cowboys' 29-23 overtime win over the Eagles put the Giants three games back with three games to go, and the Giants would not be able to hold the tiebreaker over Dallas even if they won their Week 17 matchup.

At 5-8, the Giants would need a miracle to clinch a wild-card berth. The Seahawks (7-5) and Vikings (6-5-1) currently hold the last two playoff spots in the NFC.

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Sep 16, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Heitman)
Sep 16, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Heitman)

Whether the Giants will admit it or not, the Cowboys gave them something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

As SNY's Ralph Vacchiano explained before Dallas' 31-23 win over the Alex Smith-less Redskins Thursday, Big Blue had no choice but to be rooting for the 'Boys as part of New York's lofty goal of making it to the playoffs.

At 3-7 heading into Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, the Giants need to extend their winning streak to three and then some to keep their dreams of an NFC East title alive.

But the Cowboys gave them a welcome assist to go with their turkey and stuffing

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin stiff arms New York Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin stiff arms New York Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

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Under normal circumstances this would be enough to make the Giants and their fans gag on their turkey, but these aren't normal circumstances this year. So aside from wishing everyone a "Happy Thanksgiving," the Giants will have another wish when they pull at the wishbone on Thursday.

"Go Cowboys, Go!"

As much as it will pain them, the Giants have no choice but to be rooting for the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday afternoon when they play host to the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins.

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New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers won their sixth straight home game as they beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 2:17 DAL Tyler Seguin (power play); Assists: Esa Lindell, Jason Spezza
  • 9:38 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Marc Staal, Brett Howden
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Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) skates against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) skates against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

The New York Rangers are on a roll at home ice while the Dallas Stars are surging on the road.

One of those hot streaks will take a momentary hiatus Monday night when the Stars visit the Rangers.

The Rangers are on a five-game home winning streak since a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Oct. 21 and are 7-3-0 at Madison Square Garden. During their home winning streak, the Rangers are outscoring opponents by a 19-9 margin and it is the NHL's longest win streak of the season.

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Eli Manning (10) Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Eli Manning (10) Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Eli Manning had another subpar performance in Thursday' 34-13 loss to the Eagles and it may be time for the Giants to face the cruel reality: Manning's days are numbered. 

The 37-year-old quarterback is 1-5 this season despite possessing offensive weapons such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley. Yes, he has a shoddy offensive line, but he is 4-17 in his last 21 games and is only showing signs of regression. 

With the way things are going, the Giants will be in the market -- whether it be free agency or in the draft -- for a quarterback this offseason. 

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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley runs against Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jeff Heath in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley runs against Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jeff Heath in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley was New York's leading rusher and receiver in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

Barkley finished with 28 rushing yards on 11 carries and 80 receiving yards on 14 receptions, the most in a game in franchise history, as the Giants fell to 0-2 for the second straight season.

Through their first two games of the season, the Giants have scored just 31 points and totaled 579 yards and two touchdowns. Barkley, alone, has accounted for one of the touchdowns and 236 total yards (or 41 percent of New York's total offense).

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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur coaches from the sidelines in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur coaches from the sidelines in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Giants were so sure that a healthy Odell Beckham Jr., a rebuilt offensive line and the addition of Saquon Barkley would be enough to wake them out of their years-long offensive nightmare.

Two games into the season, it looks like they may have been wrong. Really wrong.

Their offense was absolutely pathetic on Sunday night in a 20-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. They barely got anything going either on the ground or in the air. They hardly even threatened to score any points until the game was basically over. And if it weren't for Barkley (14 catches for 80 yards, 11 rushes for 28 yards), they would've spent the game looking like they were standing still.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Ralph Vacchiano
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The Giants started the season 0-2 for the second straight season with a 20-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

New York was outgained 299-254 as Odell Beckham Jr. was held to four catches for 50 yards and the team was limited to just 35 yards on the ground.

Eli Manning was sacked six times for 59 yards and lost a fumble, while Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 160 yards and a touchdown and ran for 46 yards.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talks to center Jon Halapio as he is carted off the field after being injured in the third quarter against Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning talks to center Jon Halapio as he is carted off the field after being injured in the third quarter against Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants center Jon Halapio was carted off the field with an air cast on his right leg in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter.

Halapio, who earned the starting center job in training camp, got rolled up from behind on a run play. John Greco took over at center when play resumed.

The Giants are also playing without cornerback Eli Apple, who suffered a groin injury in the third quarter. BW Webb moved to the outside and Donte Deayon took over in the slot once Apple left the game.

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New York City FC forward David Villa reacts after scoring on a penalty kick against FC Dallas during the first half at Yankee Stadium. The goal was the 400th of his career. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York City FC forward David Villa reacts after scoring on a penalty kick against FC Dallas during the first half at Yankee Stadium. The goal was the 400th of his career. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

David Villa scored two goals to help New York City FC beat FC Dallas 3-1 on Sunday night.

Villa converted from the spot to give NYCFC (6-1-2) a 2-1 lead in the 36th minute after Reto Ziegler was called - after video review - for a hand ball in the area.

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Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop and defenseman Esa Lindell defend against New York Rangers center David Desharnais and center J.T. Miller during the first period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop and defenseman Esa Lindell defend against New York Rangers center David Desharnais and center J.T. Miller during the first period at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers lost their third straight game with a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday at American Airlines Center. >> Box score


First period:

  • 17:55 NYR David Desharnais; Assists: Vinni Lettieri, J.T. Miller

Second period:

  • 14:44 DAL Tyler Seguin; Assists: Jason Spezza, Alexander Radulov

Third Period

  • 4:05 DAL Martin Hanzal (power play); Assists: Julius Honka, Esa Lindell
Tags: Dallas Stars, David Desharnais, J.T. Miller
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard and New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri battle for position in the first period at the Pepsi Center. (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard and New York Rangers center Vinni Lettieri battle for position in the first period at the Pepsi Center. (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers not only lost 5-2 at Nashville on Saturday, but they also lost Marc Staal and Jimmy Vesey with upper-body injuries.

Losers of two straight, the Rangers (25-22-5, 55 points) are just 8-13-2 on the road and 3-7-0 over their past 10 games, and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is quick to acknowledge things are far from well right now.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis knocks away a pass intended for Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis knocks away a pass intended for Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-high 29 points while Jarrett Jack hit a go-ahead jumper in the final minute to lead the Knicks to a 100-96 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

Jack broke a 94-94 tie by hitting an 11-foot runner with 31 seconds left, and the Knicks maintained the lead when J.J. Barea missed a 3-pointer with 19 seconds remaining. Courtney Lee hit all four of his free-throw attempts in the final seconds as New York improved to 7-13 on the road.

Tags: Courtney Lee, Dallas Mavericks, Jarrett Jack, Kristaps Porzingis
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Steve Spagnuolo is a longshot to be the Giants' head coach next season, because it's hard to envision John Mara endorsing anything that resembles the status quo. Maybe a few wins would improve his chances. Maybe.

But that's not going to happen if he continues playing ultra-conservative football. What the Giants need -- what Spagnuolo needs -- is to think big and bold.

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New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The damage has already been done to Eli Manning. His feelings were already hurt. His streak was already snapped. The Giants already looked like clowns for the way they handled things.

Now that it's over, they need to take advantage of the miserable situation they created.

They need to take a look at rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Eli Manning took the field to a standing ovation on Sunday, there was hope that his return would provide a boost to the Giants' sagging offense.

It didn't.

What did everyone expect?

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Dallas Cowboys, Davis Webb, D.J. Fluker, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Geno Smith, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning escapes pressure by Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning escapes pressure by Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Whatever good feelings there were inside the Meadowlands at the start of Sunday's game were completely gone by the end of it. The fans that bothered to stick around were either booing or cheering the Cowboys. For the Giants, it was just another miserable loss.

But they've reached the point in their season where they can win for losing, and on Sunday they did. Their 30-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, plus the San Francisco 49ers' 26-16 win in Houston, helped solidify the Giants' position in the 2018 draft, where right now they'd have the second pick.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Roger Lewis, Shane Vereen, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

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THE GAME

The Dallas Cowboys (6-6) at the Giants (2-10) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Dallas Cowboys, Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

Jason Witten scored the only touchdown while breaking the franchise record for yards receiving and the Dallas defense shackled a New York offense missing Odell Beckham Jr. in the Cowboys' 19-3 season-opening victory over the Giants on Sunday night. >> Read more

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham runs after a catch against Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham runs after a catch against Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants ruled wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. inactive for their Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Beckham was ruled questionable and a game-time decision earlier in the week after dealing with a sprained ankle suffered in New York's second preseason game.

Though the 24-year-old Beckham told SNY's Taylor Rooks on Friday that he had been feeling a lot better, the Giants will enter the regular season without their leading receiver.

While head coach Ben McAdoo said Beckham was getting treatment throughout the week and was "doing everything he can to get himself well."

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant fumbles the ball late in the fourth quarter as New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins makes the hit at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant fumbles the ball late in the fourth quarter as New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins makes the hit at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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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. 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET

THE WEATHER

It'll be sunny and hot all day in Texas, and dip into the comfortable 70s at night. But they can always close the roof if they want.

WHAT IT MEANS

Opening Day is mostly a day of overreaction that doesn't mean much at all. The Giants beat the Cowboys in last year's opener, and the Cowboys won the division anyway. That said, the fast start was surely a boost to Ben McAdoo in his first season. Regardless of all that, the Giants would love to remind the Cowboys that beating them twice last year wasn't a fluke, and the Cowboys would love to exact some revenge and remind the Giants who won the division. Aside from those mind games, try not to overreact to Week 1.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) traveled with the team to Dallas on Saturday, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

Beckham is still questionable for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys but is feeling a lot better, he told SNY's Taylor Rooks on Friday.

"I have a long evening of rehab, then we'll see," Beckham said earlier this week.

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New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall participates in drills during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall participates in drills during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brandon Marshall has never caught a pass from Eli Manning in an actual football game. But he fully expects his first one will be coming on Sunday night.

Despite missing the last two preseason games with an injured shoulder, Marshall promised "I'll be out there" for the Giants opener in Dallas on Sunday night. He wouldn't go into specifics about the injury that the Giants have kept shrouded in mystery, and he wouldn't even say that it's completely healed.

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on the bench during the game against the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on the bench during the game against the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The status of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is very much undecided for Week 1, and it's possible the Giants will begin game-planning on Wednesday without knowing it for sure.

But that doesn't worry Ben McAdoo, who is putting his faith in a Giants defense that ranked third last season against the run.

"All backs run the same," McAdoo said, "when there's nowhere to run."

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season under the NFL's domestic violence policy, the NFL announced Friday.

Among the games Elliott will miss include Dallas' Week 1 matchup with the New York Giants, Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals and Week 5 game against the Green Bay Packers.

A former girlfriend of Elliott reportedly accused him of assaulting her multiple times in a span of a week in July 2016, however charges were reportedly not filed against Elliott.

"Even when a player is not charged with a crime, 'he may still be found to have violated the [league's personal conduct] policy if the credible evidence establishes that he engaged in conduct prohinited by this Personal Conduct Policy," the NFL wrote in a letter to Elliott.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki are working out with each other in preparation for the NBA Africa Game. 

Porzingis had hoped for a day in which the two European basketball players could practice together on the same court. 

"I'm sure it will help me out and improve my game, hopefully, unless Mark Cuban says no,'' Porzingis said to Berman in March. "Dirk is a guy who can really help my game. Hopefully I'll have a chance to work with him, a few days to get on the court with him and pick his brain."

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cowboys won 35-10. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cowboys won 35-10. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants safety Duke Ihenacho believes the rival Cowboys completely botched the situation with Lucky Whitehead, who was recently cut and claimed off waivers by the Jets. 

Whitehead, 25, had been involved last week in an apparent case of mistaken identity, where he was initially implicated for shoplifting. Ihenacho took to Twitter to lash out at the Cowboys for getting rid of the innocent player. 

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cowboys won 35-10. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cowboys won 35-10. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants safety Duke Ihenacho believes the rival Cowboys completely botched the situation with Lucky Whitehead, who was recently cut and claimed off waivers by the Jets. 

Whitehead, 25, had been involved last week in an apparent case of mistaken identity, where he was initially implicated for shoplifting. Ihenacho took to Twitter to lash out at the Cowboys for getting rid of the innocent player. 

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott runs the ball against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott runs the ball against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could reportedly be suspended one or two games stemming from a 2016 domestic violence accusation and was reportedly involved in a separate altercation at a bar in Dallas on Sunday.

Elliott received a report from the NFL regarding its investigation, and he is expected to submit a response soon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

A former girlfriend of Elliott, according to ESPN, accused him of assaulting her multiple times in a span of a week, however charges were not filed against Elliott, according to ESPN.

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New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara is issued a yellow card for his take down of FC Dallas midfielder Carlos Gruezo during the first half at Toyota Stadium. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara is issued a yellow card for his take down of FC Dallas midfielder Carlos Gruezo during the first half at Toyota Stadium. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Thomas McNamara scored a spectacular goal before crashing into the back of the net and New York City FC tied FC Dallas 1-1 on Sunday night.

David Villa earned a free kick in the 68th minute, sending his shot off the crossbar. With goal keeper Jesse Gonzalez falling to the ground after a leaping attempt to block the shot, the ball deflected straight down and bounced into the air. McNamara raced in at full speed and got his head on the ball as he leaped through the flailing legs of Gonzalez before landing in the back netting of the goal.

That was the only on-target shot for NYCFC (5-3-2) but it wasn't enough to keep Dallas (5-0-4) from remaining the only undefeated team. Nine games without a loss to open the season has Dallas closing in on the league record of 12, held by four teams, the last being Real Salt Lake in 2014. Dallas is unbeaten in 14 straight MLS games.

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Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst and New York City FC forward David Villa fight for the ball during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst and New York City FC forward David Villa fight for the ball during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Fans of FC Dallas, the last unbeaten team in MLS, have even more to cheer about.

Mauro Diaz, who scored 48 goals the past two seasons for Dallas, returned to the practice field this week.

While the Argentine striker won't play Sunday when Dallas (5-0-3) hosts New York City FC (5-3-1) at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas, he is closer to his season debut after participating in during training this week.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Dallas Stars at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

Keith Kinkaid allowed two goals late as the New Jersey Devils lost to the Dallas Stars, 2-1, Sunday at Prudential Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 11:02 NJ Blake Coleman

Second period:

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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.

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The Knicks struggled in the second half and could not contain the 16-29 Dallas Mavericks in a 103-95 road loss at American Airlines Center. Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 30 points.

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New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) controls the puck during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)
New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) controls the puck during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)

In the team's first game since the firing of Jack Capuano, the Islanders (17-17-8) will take on the Dallas Stars (19-19-8) in Brooklyn on Thursday.

According to STATS:

  • The Stars scored a season-high seven goals Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, defeating the Rangers 7-6, and snapping their two-game losing streak. The last time Dallas won a road game in which it allowed six or more markers was December 3, 1995 at Colorado (also won 7-6).
  • New York beat Boston, 4-0, in a matinee at TD Garden on Monday, finishing up its three-game road trip with a mark of 2-1-0 while scoring four or more goals in each tilt. The Isles have potted 4+ goals eight times in their last 11 contests -- tied for second most of any NHL club since December 20.
  • Tonight marks the first of two meetings between the Stars and Isles in 2016-17. Including a 6-5 win at Barclays Center last season, New York is 3-0-0 in its last three home games against Dallas, scoring six or more goals in each victory.
  • Patrick Sharp scored twice Tuesday night, potting as many goals in that game as he did in his first 19 skates of the season. Including a marker and three helpers during his current three-game point streak against New York, Sharp has 11 points (5g, 6a) in his last nine games vs. the Islanders overall.
  • Nikolay Kulemin lit the lamp twice on Monday, recording his first multi-goal game of the season, and earning first-star accolades for the performance. Kulemin has six markers and three assists in 10 career skates against the Stars.
  • New York has not scored with the man-advantage in a season-high five straight games. Opponents have clicked on 44.8 percent (13/29) of their power-play play opportunities in the Stars' last nine contests (since December 31).

© 2017 by STATS.

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New York Islanders left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates with center Casey Cizikas (53) and defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) after scoring a goal against Boston Bruins goalie Zane McIntyre (31) during the third period at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson)
New York Islanders left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates with center Casey Cizikas (53) and defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) after scoring a goal against Boston Bruins goalie Zane McIntyre (31) during the third period at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson)

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders hope Thursday night represents not just the start of a six-game homestand, but also the start of a new era.

The Islanders will play their first game under interim head coach Doug Weight on Thursday night, when they host the Dallas Stars at Barclays Center. New York won its final game under Jack Capuano on Monday, when it blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0, while Dallas is coming off a wild 7-6 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Capuano was fired Tuesday, and while the timing of the dismissal might have been a bit of a surprise following one of the Islanders' most thorough wins of the season, the dropping of the ax has felt inevitable for months as New York (17-17-8) fell to the bottom of the Eastern Conference in frustrating fashion.

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Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)
Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)

The New York Rangers' three-goal third-period rally fell short as they allowed three goals in the first period and four goals in the second en route to a 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 0:27 NYR Derek Stepan; Assists: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello
  • 12:34 DAL Patrick Eaves (power play); Assists: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin
  • 12:46 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assist: Radek Faksa
  • 17:54 DAL Jamie Benn; Assists: Cody Eakin, Eaves

Second period:

  • 4:32 DAL Antoine Roussel; Assist: Lauri Korpikoski
  • 9:56 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Rick Nash, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 12:06 NYR Buchnevich; Assists: Kevin Klein, Adam Clendening
  • 12:54 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assists: Devin Shore, Faksa
  • 15:53 DAL Adam Cracknell; Assists: Korpikoski, Dan Hamhuis
  • 17:40 DAL Eakin; Assists: Eaves, Benn

Third period:

  • 3:11 NYR Kreider; Assists: Stepan, Zuccarello
  • 5:31 NYR Stepan; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Zuccarello
  • 7:26 NYR Zibanejad; Assists: Nash, Buchnevich
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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