The Dallas Cowboys (8-7) travel to New York to play the Giants (8-7) for the 2011 NFC East Championship. The winner goes to the NFC Playoffs. The loser goes home.
Kickoff: 8:20pm Eastern
Site: MetLife Stadium
TV: NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter) SIRIUS: 94 (WW1) 92 (Dal) 93 (NYG) XM: 227 (WW1) 225 (Dal), 226 (NYG)
The Line: Giants by 3, O/U 46
Weather: Cloudy, mid-40's. Wind 10-12 mph
Last Game: 12/11/11: Giants 37 at Cowboys 34. New York DE Jason Pierre-Paul blocks potential game-tying FG attempt in final seconds as Giants score 15 points in final 3:14 for comeback win.
Last Game at Site: 11/14/10: Cowboys 33, Giants 20. Dallas QB Jon Kitna passes for 327 yards & 3 TDs, including 71-yarder to RB Felix Jones. Cowboys CB Bryan McCann adds 101-yard INT-TD
Passing: Dallas - Romo: 317-485-3,895-29-9-102.2 (3C); Giants - Manning: 335-556-4,587 (3C)-26-16-90.3
Rushing: Dallas - F. Jones: 116-545-4.7-1; Giants - Bradshaw: 155-602-3.9-8
Receiving: Dallas - Witten (TE): 72-873-12.1-5; Giants - Cruz: 76-1,358 (3L)-17.9-8
Sacks: Dallas - Ware: 18 (T2L), Giants - Pierre-Paul: 15.5
INTs: Dallas - Lee, Newman: 4; Giants - Webster: 6 (T2C)
Punting: Dallas - McBriar: 43.8; Giants - Weatherford: 45.9
Kicking: Dallas - Bailey (R): 133 (3L) (37/37 PAT; 32/36 FG); Giants - Tynes: 93 (39/39 PAT; 18/22 FG)
Team RankingsPass Off. Dallas - 263.3 (8th), Giants - 293.5 (4th)
Rush Off. Dallas - 117.2 (15th) Giants - 88.1 (32nd)
Pass Def. Dallas - 238.3 (22nd) Giants - 255.4 (26th)
Rush Def. Dallas - 98.6 (7th) Giants - 126.1 (22nd)
Turnover Ratio: Dallas: +6; Giants: +5
InjuriesDallas: Questionable: WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), RB Felix Jones (hamstring), LB Sean Lee (wrist, illness), S Danny McCray (ankle), WR Kevin Ogletree (knee), DT Josh Price-Brent (knee) Probable: CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), P Mat McBriar (left foot), DT Jay Ratliff (ribs), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), QB Tony Romo (right hand), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck)
Giants: Out: TE Jake Ballard (knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) Questionable: DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) Probable: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Mario Manningham (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring)
Cowboys NotesQB TONY ROMO has 3,895 pass yards & needs 105 to reach 4,000 for 3rd time in career. Is only Dal. QB with 4,000+ pass yards in season. In past 6 starts vs. NYG (min. 10 att.,), has 112.4 rating & 100+ rating in 5 of those 6…
RB FELIX JONES rushed for 106 yards in last meeting. In past 2 vs. NYG, has 273 scrimmage yards (136.5 per game) & TD…TE JASON WITTEN has 873 yards & needs 127 to reach 1,000 for 3rd consecutive season & 4th of career.
WR LAURENT ROBINSON has 9 TDs in past 9. Had 4 catches for 137 yards (34.3 avg.) & TD in last meeting. WR-PR DEZ BRYANT has TD in 4 of past 6. Has 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 PR) in 3 games vs. NYG. WR MILES AUSTIN aims for 3rd meeting in row with TD…
LB DE MARCUS WARE has 24 sacks in past 18. Since start of 2006, has 90 sacks, most in NFL. SEAN LEE has 4 INTs, tied for most by NFL LB…
Giants NotesQB ELI MANNING has won 4 of past 5 meetings. Has franchise-record 4,587 yards. Has 14 TDs in 4th Q, tied for most ever in season. Had 400 pass yards in last meeting. Has 3 400-yard games, tied for NFL season record…
RB AHMAD BRADSHAW had 2 TDs last week. RB BRANDON JACOBS rushed for 101 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting…
WR VICTOR CRUZ has team-record 1,358 rec. yards. Had 3 catches for 164 yards (54.7 avg.) with 99-yard TD catch last week, tied for longest in NFL history.
WR HAKEEM NICKS has 22 catches for 353 yards (117.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 vs. Dal. Cruz (1,358) & Nicks (1,116) are 1st set of Giants to each record 1,000+ rec. yards in same season. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM aims for 4th in row vs. Dal. with TD…
DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 20 sacks in past 21. Had 2 sacks, safety, FF & blocked FG in last meeting. CB COREY WEBSTER has career-high 6 INTs. DT CHRIS CANTY had sack & safety last week.